Since moving to Washington in 2018, I've fallen in love with the beautiful landscape. Dominating that landscape on a clear day is 14,411 ft. Mt. Tahoma, (otherwise known as Mt. Rainier), an active glaciated stratovolcano.
Tahoma has inspired me to push myself past fear, and far beyond anything I thought I was physically capable of, as a learn mountaineering and safety skills, climbing several of Washington's volcanoes and peaks with one dream: To a someday climb Mt. Tahoma.
I'm happy to say that "someday" is now someday very, very soon. If fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year has taught me one thing, it's that nothing is guaranteed to us. The time to tell your family you love them, the time to ask your crush on a date, and the time to CLIMB THAT MOUNTAIN, is NOW.
So I've registered to climb Tahoma this summer with a team from Climb for Clean Air. This means my climb is also a fundraiser for the American Lung Association!
This allows me to challenge myself twice over: The physical challenge of climbing the biggest, most technical peak in Washington, AND the challenge of raising over $4,000. Meeting a major life goal and supporting people with lung disease who have to fight for every breath - it's a win-win in my book!
I'll be holding several fundraising events through my birthday in April. Join me for any of the following:
- January 9 - 10, 2021: Tune in on FB and instagram as I ride 100+ miles for my first fundraising challenge!!
- April 18th, 2021: I'll be riding another 50+ miles in my third Pelofondo event. Tune in on social media as I post updates!
- BONUS: Any donations you make in April will be MATCHED by me! Double your fundraising power!
Join the Climb for Clean Air and be part of making a difference in the lives of lung disease patients and their caregivers. Every donation takes us one step closer to a world free of lung disease. The need is urgent, so please join me today and help us save more lives.
I'm climbing for a healthier future, for vital COVID-19 research and for clean air. Every day, every minute and every second counts – join me or donate today.