Hike of Hope
“Hike of Hope” is a team of 6 men trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro; the highest peak in Africa; in attempt to raise awareness of the activities of Children Cancer Center of Lebanon, funds for the treatment of kids and above all promote the cause of fundraising itself.
Children cancer treatment and research is a noble cause that touches all of us. The amount of suffering and pain the children go through is heartbreaking. The Children Cancer Center of Lebanon work and achievements in treating, not only children from Lebanon but from all around the region, and enhancing their quality of life are simply awe inspiring.
That is why the Hike of Hope team chose The Children Cancer Center of Lebanon as the beneficiary of their “Hike of Hope”.
They will be navigating through five major eco-zones: Rainforest, Heath, Moorland, Alpine Desert and freezing Glaciers, enduring vast variations in climate, from equatorial at the foot of the mountain (30°) to arctic conditions at the summit (-20°) while coping with lower levels of oxygen at higher altitudes (approx 50% less at the top) which can lead to acute altitude sickness as well as other pulmonary and cerebral conditions.
The Hike of Hope team do this hoping/knowing that this will bring more attention to the cause they are adopting and hopefully inspiring people undertake similar initiatives. For as important as the money they raise from this event, he Hike of Hope team believe that it is equally important, if not more, to promote fundraising initiatives that will help create a more sustainable income stream for institutions that help and ensure a better quality of life for our society.
“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving” – Hank Rosso
The climb will take place from August 27th to September 2nd.
Great initiative guys!