Saturday, November 15, 2008

Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up 2008

The Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up 2008 event was once again a BIG success! Teams and individuals from around the world climbed, ran, walked and cycled for a common cause: to help children with HIV/AIDS.

Together, they raised over $23,500!

All funds raised benefit the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. AFCA provides life-saving medicine, supplies and food to children in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe who have been infected with HIV/AIDS.

On behalf of the children served by AFCA, the board of directors, staff and volunteers of AFCA - THANK YOU to all sponsors and participants in Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up 2008.

Congratulations to our winners!

Team Maisha, from Seattle, WA, won a trip for two to Namibia, compliments of CrissCross Namibia by raising over $8,500!! Jade Jackson of Team KanyeKanye (Charlotte, NC) won an overnight for two to DC, compliments of The River Inn. Jeff Zschunke won his choice of an EcoQuest Course, Birding in the Bush or Animal Tracks and Tracking in South Africa, compliments of EcoTraining. Over 80 other participants will receive backpacks (compliments of Samsonite), Larabars, chalk bags (compliments of Black Diamond), water bottles, climbing chalk, magazine subscriptions (compliments of Women's Adventure Magazine, Rock and Ice, Cycling, and Runner's World), t-shirts, Go!Towels, light towels, stickers, etc. depending on the amount they raised.