Jul 15th, 2001, 11:30 AM
Laurel Colton
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Greetings, travelers and trekkers!

I am a volunteer and avid hiker whose mother has a form of muscular dystrophy (MD) which is gradually taking her ability to walk. In July 2002, I will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, to raise awareness and money for MD research, and to honor people like my mother who struggle daily with devastating neuromuscular diseases such as MD.

I am seeking 10-15 climbers/hikers to join our team for this special event to raise money (through sponsorship) for MD research. So, if you know someone with MD and would like to climb Kili on their behalf to help find a cure for the disease, or if you would like the chance to combine your love of climbing/hiking with the opportunity to do something truly beneficial for others, please consider joining our climb team. This is a terrific opportunity to help others while climbing one of the great mountains of the world.

Although the climb itself is nearly one year away, it takes many months to plan for this sort of event and to raise the necessary sponsorship for MD research funding. So, please contact me immediately if you are interested in becoming a part the team. For more climb information, please refer to the
details below. My contact information is provided there as well.


Laurel Colton, Climber and Volunteer Coordinator
Pasadena, CA USA


Climb Team Forming Now!

Climb Africa’s Highest Peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Fight Muscular Dystrophy from over 19,000 ft. !

Event: Trekking fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research.

Date: July 2002.

Climb Duration: 6 days (5 nights).

Climb Location: Moshi, Tanzania.

Sponsorship: Trekkers will secure monetary donations from sponsors. Donations are income-tax deductible and will fund research on a cure for muscular dystrophy.

Total Climber’s Costs: Covered by underwriters and portion of sponsorship,
including air fare, costs of guides, porters, cook, park gate fees, mountain rescue fees, local transfer to & from route, hut/camping fees on climb, all meals during climb, celebration dinner, and certificate of completion.

Information/Contact: Laurel Colton -- [email protected]; 1210 Doremus Rd., Pasadena, CA 91105; (323) 256-8406.

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