It has been three years that I moved to Oregon and I have learned to enjoy the outdoors. First, it was the hikes with my family, then camping and now I am ready to climb and reach my first summit. I will be climbing Mount Hood by end of May and with your help I will be doing it for a good cause. I am participating in the "Climbing for Clean Air" program and I will be raising $3900 so they continue with the fight for a world free of lung disease .
Since I was a teenager I saw my brother climbing mountains. It was because of him that I could rappel down from my parent's roof. I learned to defeat my fear of heights but I had never had the time to join him on the week long trips to the heights of Peru. This is my second chance to do it!
The American Lung association educates people, influences public policy, and funds research for lung disease treatment. These are among the things your donation will be used for:
• Research into promoting lung health and preventing lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and tuberculosis
• Being pro-active in the fight against outdoor air pollutants and environmental health
• Striving to reduce tobacco use, especially among young people, that is responsible for over 400,000 deaths in the United States each year. Each day in Oregon, about 30 young people start smoking.
If you'd like to learn more about ALA's current initiatives, go here: https://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/current-initiatives/
All donations are tax deductible. Please check with your companies if they have a donation match program. You can donate on my behalf and that will help me reach my goal.
Last weekend training was by far the toughest! 10.6 miles hike with 3400 ft elevation gain at the Huckleberry mountain. The views at the summit were awesome!
El entrenamiento de la semana pasada fue el mas dificil. Caminata de 17 Km escalando hasta 1Km de elevacion. Las vistas y el paisaje fueron lo maximo!
by Daniel Ugarte on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 3:13 AM