Third Annual Colorado Climb4Life

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The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation will be holding its Third Annual Colorado Climb4Life in Friday, June 26 through Saturday, June 27, 2009, in Boulder. The event is hosted by REI Boulder (1789 28th Street), Colorado Mountain School and the Boulder Rock Club (2829 Mapleton Avenue) and will kick off June 26 at REI Boulder at 3:00p.m. Early registration costs $50 until June 1, and $65 after that time. Participants can register at

The HERA Foundation raises money for research and awareness initiatives through community sponsorships and events. Of the funds raised, 85 percent goes towards medical research and awareness initiatives. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one in 72 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer during their lifetime, and about 20,000 American women will be diagnosed each year. Events like Climb4Life Colorado enable the HERA Foundation to fund research that will help find a cure.

About HERA Partners in Action The HERA Partners in Action program enables companies to “give back” a portion of sales from a product or group of products to the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation. Designated Partners in Action products include hangtags that educate consumers about ovarian cancer facts and symptoms. Partners include: Bronwen, BlueWater Ropes, Etch, Evolv, Friksn, Fox River, MadRock, Omega Pacific, Petzl, Seattle Manufacturing Company and Women’s Adventure Magazine. Awareness Partners include Mountain Gear, Sterling Ropes and Stonewear. For more information contact Stephanie Forte at Forte Creative Media, 702.898.2547.

HERA Climb4Life Seven Summit Sponsors: Black Diamond Climbing Equipment, BlueWater Ropes, Boulder Rock Club, Climbing Magazine, Colorado Mountain School, Evolv, Exum Utah Mountain Adventures, Forte Creative Media, Fox River, Liberty Heights Fresh, MadRock Climbing, Montrail (Visionary Sponsor), Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, prAna, REI, Sea to Summit, SIGG, Stonewear Designs, The North Face, Timbuk2 Designs, Urban Climber, and Women’s Adventure Magazine.

About the HERA Foundation The HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, partners and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research and empowering communities to provide support. HERA is an acronym for Health, Empowerment, Research and Awareness. For more information, visit

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