Donate to Climb for the Cure!
Help me raise money for diabetes research! For every foot of Mount Rainier, donate one-thousandth of a cent! ($14.41). To donate, click on the link above or send me an email at ClimbfortheCure@gmail.com. After expedition costs, all funds will be allocated to the American Diabetes Association. If you represent a private or a public sponsor, or if you are also wishing to make a donation, send me an email with the subject line SPONSORSHIP. Your help will get me to the top of Mt Rainier! Thank you, and wish me luck with my journey!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Mt Rainier Prep
I am a type 1 diabetic female, and I've had diabetes for a year and a half. This year, for my 20th birthday, I plan to climb Mt Rainier in Washington State. Weather and mountain permitting, I will summit as planned on my birthday, and I will also celebrate my 2-year anniversary with diabetes two days prior on the ascent.
I am climbing the mountain to prove that a female type 1 diabetic can do anything without the limitations of having diabetes - including climb Mt Rainier!
Here, I will be updating my blog with posts detailing the trials and tribulations of my physical conditioning as I train for the trek, and the specifics on my fundraising goals.
I am actively and aggressively pursuing sponsorship, as I am a full-time student and need all the financial help I can get to finance my expedition. Beyond that, I am hoping to raise a lot of money for diabetes research. It is too early to set a goal, but I am hoping for a minimum of $1,000.
If I am able to successfully become the first female type 1 diabetic to summit the mountain, I will test my blood sugar at the peak for the sake of ritual. This will be the highest point a female type 1 diabetic has ever tested her blood sugar in the continental United States! (Excluding airplanes and magical levitation).
If you are interested in sponsorship or donation, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your information.
I look forward to sharing my journey with you!