Wanted: Adventurous, determined, team oriented individuals, with a passion for making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. You enjoy challenging yourself in all aspects of your life and can meet or exceed the $10,000 minimum goal.
If hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa is on your life’s “To Do” list, make 2013 a year to remember. The Ascent for Alzheimer's is taking place Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2013 and we are interviewing right now for this year's and the 2014 Team.
Interested in finding out more? Contact us online and we'll be in touch.
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A journey in September to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, which stands at 19,340 feet above sea level and is the highest mountain on the continent of Africa
Personal journey that symbolically represents the mountainous struggle that people living with the disease, their caregivers and family face every single day
For many participants, part of a personal mandate to give back to the cause by raising money through the event and joining the Alzheimer Society of B.C. in supporting those with the disease through education, support, advocacy, and research
Unique to other initiatives because participants are raising funds for the event ($10,000), as well as covering their own travel costs, so we are proud to say that every dollar raised through Ascent for Alzheimer’s goes directly to supporting the cause
A physically challenging accomplishment as well, which is why well-known and respected guide Sue Oakey, of Whistler, B.C. coordinates local training for the participants, and will accompany the team up the mountain
Led by Seamus Brice-Bennett, a Marangu (Tanzanian) native who has explored Mt. Kilimanjaro extensively and organizes hundreds of treks each year, with local guides and porters accompanying the team
Currently in its sixteenth year (inaugural hike 1998) with more than 180 Ascent alumni who have collectively raised more than $2 million
Please join us in congratulating our 2012 Ascent team members: Jeff Beckman, Barbara Devlin, Esther Kafer, Martin Kafer, Nancy Lyall, Katherine Paton, Jodi Pelling, Jennifer Terrell, Michael Terrell,
Anne Walsh and Cathie Williamson.
Each of these dedicated individuals made the journey to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and together raised $214,000 for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
For more information on the 2012 Ascent team members, click here.
If you or your family, friends or colleagues have what it takes to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, we'd like to hear from you!
For more information on how you can join an Ascent Team, contact:
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Rising sun over Mt. Kilimanjaro summit
The 2012 Ascent team at the summit
The 2010 Ascent team on their journey
Setting up camp
Congratulations you are now at Uhuru peak, Tanzania,
5895M AMSL! Africa's Highest Point
2012 Team dinner on Mt. Kilimanjaro
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