By the way, you can support the HERA Foundation by buying the Trango/Stonewear HERA rope, HERA jewelry, HERA T-shirts, and HERA totes. All profits for sales on these items go to the HERA Foundation. One in 69 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer; the survival rate is five years. We can make a difference by supporting the HERA Foundation. 85% of all funds donated to HERA go directly toward research for early detection and a cure. Please help! Visit this site: www.daretodream2008.com/products.
Plus, here's a wrap-up note about the HERA Climb4Life event in Salt Lake City:
Thank you to all who participated and volunteered in the 6th Annual SLC C4L hosted by Black Diamond. This event would not have happened without all of you: partcipants, volunteers and sponsors alike. Together we can make a difference and stop the loss of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, partners and girlfriends from ovarian cancer.
We could not have asked for a better weekend; beautiful blue skies and amazing temps. A huge contrast to last year's rain and snow!!!
We had a very succesful event, with over 200 women, men and kids participating and volunteeering. So far we have raised more than $105,000 to go toward ovarian cancer research and educational programs.
A few of this year highlights include:
TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS
Lara Usinowicz - $20,711
Marci Rearrdon - $14,300
James Nice - $10,276
Samantha Lockwood - $7969
TOP TEAM FUNDRAISERS
Team Bury the Dragon- $13,963
Team Serenity- $12,468.
Team BAM- $5,570
It was down to the wire for a while with the top two teams. But Bury the Dragon pulled ahead and walked away with the coveted Stanley Award!
TOP VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER: David Fernandez- $750
*Farthest traveled to get to the event went to Paul Howell who came all the way from England.
*1st to sign up went to Briann Zimmerman, who registered in November 2006!!
*Angel Volunteer Award went to Rai Farrelly for her amazing job organizing our GREAT volunteers.
*Honorable mention went to Ronna Cohen and David Fernandez for doing such a great job with the all the delicious food and the dinner/dance party!
This year's Power of One Award went to Petzl USA for their introduction of the HERAbiner. Each Turquoise anodized, locking carabineer is etched in white with HERA Climb4Life. Petzl donates $1.00 from the sale of each carabineer to the HERA Foundation. Petzl's move to become one of our first Partners in Action has spurred other companies such as Evolv and Climbingholds.com to get on board.
Thank you to the Organizing Committee and to all the volunteers for your time and enthusiam.
Thank you to our two new local business sponsors: Liberty Heights Fresh and Daily Brew. Liberty Heights fresh for providing an amazing breakfast Sunday morning with wonderful pasties, organic yogurt, fresh squeezed OJ and fruit. Daily Brew for setting up their coffee cart every morning and providing hot coffee and tea and the option for lattés and espresso.
Thanks to all our Pro athletes who gave their time by going out with our groups of volunteers and participants:
Noah Bigwood, Whitney Boland, Katie Brown, Brittany Griffith, Joe Kinder, Portia Menlove, Chris Lindner, Sam Ellis, Alli Rainey, Katie Rutherford, Eric Scully, Lizzy Scully, Pablo Stein, Kevin Wilkinson, and Heidi Wirtz.
Thank you to researcher Richard Roden for his informative presentation on the importance of philanthropy in the area of Ovarian Cancer research and for providing us with a better understanding of how our donations are beign used at John's Hopkins.
Thank you to Tonya Riggs for her inspirational slide show, Dare to Dream: Beyond Everest and her commitment to donate to the HERA foundation through her Dare to Dream Annapurna expedition. www.daretodream2008.com
Thank you to Sean Patrick for providing the inspiration for this event and the HERA Foundation. We send our thoughts and good wishes out to her as she under goes chemotherapy treatments.
A BIG THANK YOU to our or wonderful sponsors for sending their athletes, providing us with all the great swag for our raffle and supporting our cause:
Seven Summits Circle
Black Diamond Equipment, BlueWater Ropes, C.A.M.P. USA , Chums-Chisco, Climbing Magazine , Evolv, Exum Utah , Fox River, Forte Creative Media, IZZE beverage Company, Patagonia , Petzl, REI, SIGG, Timberland
ARC'TERYX, Centered City Yoga, Mammut , Marmot , momentum, Pod Climber, prAna, Restop, Sterling Rope
Stonewear Designs, The North Face, Timbuk2 Designs
Access Fund, Acopa, Beal, Brookside broiler and Grill, Clif Bar, Daily Brews, Excalibur DMM, 5.10, Graceful edge.com, Golite, Liberty Heights Fresh, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Trango, TraskBritt
Base camp Supporters
Dansko, Einstein Bagels, Great Harvest, Gregory , Her Sports +Fitness, La Sportiva, LuLulemon, Lynn Hill, Omega Pacific, Osprey, Red Chili, Rockreation, Sea to Summit, Star Bucks, Whole Foods
Wild Country, Women’s Adventure, Zensah
East West acupuncture, Edelweiss, Fiddler's Elbow , The Front Climbing Gym, foothill chiropractic , IME, Kirkham’s, Luna Italian ice café, Mad Rock climbing, Smith, Sveltz, Vasque.
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