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Climb For Research - Mt. Shasta - June 23-24, 2007
A pledged climb event to promote liver wellness and organ donation.

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $128,583

Goal: $100,000

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The Climb For Research began in 2001 with just one climber who had a vision. The Climb For Research program has raised more than $250,000 since it’s inception through five organized climb expeditions to Mt. Shasta and one to Mt. Rainier.

The 2007 expedition to Mt. Shasta will be lead by Graham Allan. Graham is a living donor to his daughter 5-year-old daughter Jessica who has biliary atresia, the leading cause for liver transplantation in children.

Many of our climbers have used their good health to help someone else. All of our climbers have a commitment and a passion for promoting liver wellness and raising awareness about organ donation. ““Through my lifesaving gift, I have been personally transformed, not into a one-time-up-the-mountain fundraiser, but as an advocate for change and for hope,” says Chuck Cardamon (3 time climber) who is a living donor to a close family friend with PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis). “I challenge each of you to continually work on making a difference in this world, through this annual event or others. Give and give big whenever you can give of yourself.” (climber 04,05 & 06)

The Challenge:

The Climb For Research is a pledged event. Climbers are asked to raise a minimum of $2,000 in pledges through corporate and/or vendor contacts, friends and family members for the American Liver Foundation while raising awareness about organ donation and promoting liver wellness. Climbers will receive training on how to launch their own on-line fundraising pages and campaign. In addition Climbers can be matched to families through our “Partners” program for a reason to climb.

The Mountain:

Mt. Shasta is the second highest volcano in the U.S. This magnificent mountain rises 14,161 feet and at its base, is more than 17 miles in diameter. Eight superb glaciers, California’s largest, adorn its flanks. No prior mountaineering experience is necessary, however experience with hiking, backpacking and the like is a definite plus. You must be in good health and good physical condition before joining the climb team.

The trip outfitter is Shasta Mountain Guides, LLC (SMG) www.shastaguides.com. For 23 years SMG has climbed, skied, and explored this wonderful area. For safety and group comfort SMG maintains a 4:1 climber to guide ratio.

The Reason:

The American Liver Foundation is the nation’s premiere philanthropy working to cure liver disease and highlighting the critical role the liver plays in nearly all aspects of drug development and research. After all, the liver has rejected more drugs than the FDA. Consequently, the research the Foundation supports is vitally important to the entire biotech and pharmaceutical drug development community. We hope that together we can continue to drive research breakthroughs that will one day lead to treatments and cures for more than 100 forms of liver disease that affect over 30 million women, men and children in the U.S.

For more information, or to register for this event please call 800.292.9099(CA/NV) or email climb@liverfoundation.org

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