HERA returns to Utah for its 10th Annual Climb4Life event this weekend, September 15-18th, 2011. Whether you’re a beginner climber or hiker, an expert mountaineer, a cancer survivor, or someone who just wants to get out in the great outdoors for an event with a cause, Climb4Life is the place you’ll want to be this weekend.
HERA (Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness) continues to need your support in spreading awareness on ovarian cancer and fighting against it. Climb4Life is a fantastic event for the Salt Lake Valley especially the fact of Salt Lake being surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains where it’s a mecca for rock climbing and hiking. Last year the Climb4Life event raised more than $100,000! Eighty-five percent of the money raised is invested by the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation for ovarian cancer research, awareness, education and support.
Black Diamond hosts Climb4Life each year and according to the CEO/President of Black Diamond, Peter Metcalf, “To be the host of the event is an honor we look forward to each year. The energy, the inspiration, the love was contagious, better than ever. I think everyone left here more empowered in the ability to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.”
Utah Mountain Adventures, a permittee of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, guides the Climb4Life climbing activities. UMA is a year-round guide service in Utah that provides some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides for a fantastic experience for everyone.
There is still time to get registered and raise money for the foundation and event. You can either register as an individual or a team. You can also join an existing team that is still in need of participants. It all starts this Thursday, September 15th with check-in/registration from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Black Diamond on 2084 East 3900 South, Salt Lake in the west parking lot.
Get out your climbing and hiking gear for some fresh air in the mountains along the Salt Lake Valley and to support the HERA Foundation’s Climb4Life. It’ll be invigorating and well worth it to be surrounded by such inspirational and amazing individuals.
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