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Climb For a Cure — A Metaphor for Overcoming Cancer

Press Releases - September 15, 2010

Be a part of an amazing adventure on September 19, 2010 from 8am-2pm at Gunstock Mountain Resort. People with courage, compassion and conviction will come together to run, bike or hike their way to the summit to raise money for childhood cancer research. Donations will benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund, New England’s largest children’s cancer center. Many fun activities are planned to make the day enjoyable. The day begins with a pre-climb breakfast and is followed by the climb, and then an awards ceremony with live music. All people of all shapes and sizes, from top runners and mountain bikers, to hikers and little tikers, are encouraged to participate. Become empowered by being surrounded by people who are getting down to earth to lead the trail to a cure for childhood cancer.

Climb for Cure was founded in memory of Nicholas Palisi; a New Hampshire boy who was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away at the early age of six. Nick was born in Portsmouth and later resided in Gilford. His mother, Sharon, is a ski instructor at Gunstock Mountain Resort who loves outdoor adventures. Sharon wanted to do something to make a difference in the world. “Surviving cancer is all about the climb,” she said. “and overcoming obstacles, enduring exhaustion, pushing on and ultimately reaching the Summit.” Cancer is one of the leading killers of children. Is there anyone who has not been personally touched by cancer in their lifetime, either by a friend, family member, or self? Having a child with cancer is such a devastating and helpless feeling that it cannot be put into words.

“Our mission is to save lives of children with cancer by climbing mountains and empowering people through Outdoor Adventure charity events. We’re a grassroots, a 501c3 non-profit organization creating climb-a-thon’s for the financial support of research and development of hospitals and organizations for childhood cancer. The Climb for Cure event raises money to donate for research. Research is the HOPE for a CURE,” continues Sharon.

Believe, achieve and challenge yourself. Form a team or climb solo. Hike today for hope for tomorrow. To register or to learn more or to become a sponsor, call 520-6061 or visit . 

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