Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Help Children with AIDS by Climbing the Highest Mountain in Africa

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS only has five spots left in their first-ever fundraising trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.

The climb is scheduled for September 13–24, 2009, and will raise life-saving funds to provide medication and medical supplies for children with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. AFCA’s programs provide anti-retrovirals and other medicine, medical supplies and food to HIV/AIDS children and their caregivers living in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

AFCA has received tremendous support from the climbing community around the world. We think the challenge of climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is an appropriate symbol for the uphill battle HIV/AIDS children face.

The total team will consist of 12 climbers, each of whom will commit to raising funds for AFCA. There are currently seven participants from across the U.S.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, with a summit of 19,340 feet. The trip is 10 days: the first two days participants arrive and get acclimated; the trek is seven days; participants are free to relax and explore the area the last day. The trek will be led by Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience. Though challenging, Mount Kilimanjaro is successfully climbed by thousands of fit people from 12 to some even in their 80s.

For more details, please go to www.climbupsokidscangrowup.com or call AFCA at 888-683-8323.

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