Climb and Hike for Children with AIDSClimb and Hike for Children with AIDS
American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is a non for profit organization which provides life-saving medicine, nutritional support, humanitarian relief, and medical supplies/equipment to HIV+ children, their HIV+ guardians and HIV+ pregnant women. They work in Sub-Saharan Africa Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
AFCA hosts a series of outdoor events under the title Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up which I think would interest you and your readers. These events raise awareness and funds for children affected and infected by AIDS, while giving you the opportunity to do something you love doing. Their four events are:
1. Climb Up the World the third weekend in September, individuals and teams anywhere in the world are invited to climb, hike, cycle, or walk wherever they are
2. Climb Up the 50 during a ten-day window of opportunity in the Summer, individuals and teams will hike or climb to the highest peak in their state
3. Climb Up Kilimanjaro 12 individuals will go to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to climb the highest peak in Africa. They leave USA on September 11th, 2010
4. Climb Up in Charlotte Inner Peaks Climbing Gym puts on a fabulous day of competition, raffles, yoga, massage, clinics, etc on the first weekend of November
AFCA is primarily looking for participants in the third effort listed above - climbing Kilimanjaro. There is a climb in September 2010 and a second one in February 2011. Each of the 12 person teams is expected to raise $10,000 - part of which covers the cost of transportation, food and lodging. AFCA offers tips and advice on fundraising for those interested in participating.
For more information, or to register, head over to www.climbupsokidscangrowup.com