CLIMB FOR HOPE HEADS TO ICELAND

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Mt. Hvannadalshnukur, the highest mountain in Iceland. Photo courtesy of climbforhope.org

Mt. Hvannadalshnukur, the highest mountain in Iceland. Photo courtesy of climbforhope.org

In June 19-27, 2009, a team of climbers from The Pittsburgh and Baltimore areas will climb Mt. Hvannadalshnukur, the highest mountain in Iceland, to help raise money for research to create a vaccine for breast cancer. Climb for Hope was organized to raise and channel funds towards targeted and promising research in the fight against breast cancer. Our mission is to find a viable treatment for breast cancer within the next three years. In two years, we’ve raised over $550,000, for a vaccine being developed at Johns Hopkins University. Not only does the vaccine address some of the most aggressive and lethal forms of Breast Cancer, but the research is expected to derive advances for many forms of cancer as well. Our work sped up the work being done by Dr. Leisha Emens by more than 6 months, potentially saving thousands of lives. One day this vaccine could be used preventatively in high risk women.

Since 2007 more than 60 climbers have reached the summits of Mt. Cotopaxi, Kilimanjaro and Mt. Adams, changing their lives forever. More importantly, they’ve stepped up to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.

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More information and donations can be made at:www.climbforhope.org or www.climbforhope.com

Climb For Hope Fundraiser and Silent Auction - ICELAND 2009: Stepping Up to Beat Breast CancerThursday, May 7, 2009 6:00pm - 11:00pm Double Wide Grill 2339 E. Carson StreetJoin us at the Double Wide Grill on Southside for our silent auction and fundraiser, 50/50 raffle and more. Great items up for auction and all proceeds go to benefit Climb For Hope and the vaccine to beat breast cancer.Featuring live music by Highway 13 and the Bessemers.

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ABOUT CLIMB FOR HOPE Climb for Hope was organized to raise and channel funds towards targeted and promising research in the fight against breast cancer. Our mission is to find a viable treatment for breast cancer by 2009.In January 2007, 17 of 21 climbers in our expedition team summited Mt. Cotopaxi, the world’s largest active volcano, raising $150,000 that was directed towards a vaccine being developed at Johns Hopkins University. Not only does the vaccine address some of the most aggressive and lethal forms of Breast Cancer, but the research is expected to derive advances for many forms of cancer as well. Our work sped up the work being done by Dr. Leisha Emens by 6 months, potentially saving thousands of lives.We are most grateful for the personal commitment the expedition climbers who worked hard to not only train, but to exceed their individual fundraising goals in support of the organization’s goal to find a vaccine by 2009. We are also most appreciative of the time and efforts of Expedition Leader Chris Warner and his EarthTreks Team , in his support of our 21 member team’s efforts to honor the struggles of the many touched by breast cancer on a daily basis. Climb for Hope is partners with EarthTreks Climbing which provided professional, personalized health and skill training. Chris Warner, one of America’s premier climbers and veteran of Mt. Everest and K2 led our trip.