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FIDELITY INVESTMENTS CHARITABLE GIFT FUND FOUNDATION INC

Lorne Adrain Mt. Denali Climb

Donations as of December 22, 2014:

$2,500.00 Raised Offline
$7,255.60 Raised Online
$9,755.60 Total Raised

Lorne Adrain Mt. Denali Climb

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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!  I hope you will join me in supporting the aspirations of first generation college students by sponsoring my fundraising climb of Mt. Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). 


On June 18, I arrive in Alaska to start the climb.  At 20,320 ft., Denali is the highest mountain in North America.  My goal is to support www.CollegeVisions.org   and other organizations that provide the mentors, counseling and coaching that help aspiring first generation students search for, apply to, enroll in and graduate college.  These students are ambitious, intelligent, hard-working young leaders, but they are without the family and community resources needed to facilitate success.   Our support will help them develop an effective path to college and to a future of service and leadership in their communities. See video message from Veronica to the right of this text.
 

Your donations are tax deductible gifts to the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund (a 501c3 Non-Profit organization). The fund will support www.CollegeVisions.org  and similar efforts focused on providing coaching and support to high performing but under-resourced students. 


This climb is by far the most challenging for me to date. After having climbed the highest peaks on three continents since my 50th birthday, (Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Aconcagua in South America), I am attempting the monster.  Denali is brutally cold and unforgiving (though appealing to my Canadian blood).  A friend who has twice attempted Everest told me that the Denali climb was more challenging for her because of the Arctic Circle weather and because there are no sherpas, horses or donkeys.  I will be my own jackass on this climb, with 60 lbs on my back and another 60 lbs on a sled - schlepping for 25 days over 40 miles and about 40,000 feet up and down the mountain.


But I know that when I struggle to put one foot in front of the other on this mountain, you and I will be changing the lives of young people and communities forever. 


There are two ways to help:

----   Sponsor me with a donation, (any amount much appreciated) at the "Donate" button below and forward this link to others via email or post it in your facebook account:  www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/lorne-adrain/lorneadrainmtdenaliclimb )

----  Donate a penny or two per foot of the climb if you are feeling ambitious!

- one penny per foot = $203.20

- two pennies per foot = $406.40

- three penies per foot = $609.60


I have set a huge stretch goal of raising $203,200.00 to support these students -  ten times the height of the mountain, but I believe you and I can reach this goal together!


Donating through this FirstGiving website is a simple, efficient and totally secure way to help.

See the green "Donate" button below. 


Many thanks for your support -- please forward this to anyone who you think might be interested or inspired by this effort!


Links you may find fun/interesting:

- Video of Annabelle in my backpack for hills training - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkMHSMz4oJU
- Video of final approach along summit ridge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fZqqam4oiw
- Video of a 2009 climb - from base to summit and back - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7plyyc3rlY
- Video of the whole climb experience - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=robaRmSGS9k
- Video from another earlier group (scary avalanche) -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTKXL87zIHw
- Video of crazy woman on first ascent in winter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yx5Yc-Jcm0
- Video for a night when you are having trouble sleeping ..... my blog about preparation for and progress of the climb -   http://sixtyoversixty.blogspot.com/

- Updates of the climb from my guide service are available when we get to basecamp (june 23) - www.MountainTrip.com/trip-reports/ 

 
Thank you!!!
Lorne
 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Anonymous Lorne - Hope it went great and you have spent some time relaxing this summer. Inspirational! Leslie
$50.00
Ernest and Tutti Kohorn
$50.00
Apollo Group
$2,500.00*
Earle Johnson You're the man! Let's go sailing - sea level is my preferred altitude for fun!
$50.00
Anonymous Now I know why I've seen you climbing those East Side hills with a backpack!
$50.00
Tom Rockett Beat my old boss Brad Washburn's record.
$25.00
Melissa & David Filippone Great cause & commitment. Cant wait to see the picture from the top!!!
$50.00
Tessa Constant Fantastic! #prayers
$50.00
Andy and Polly Erickson
$203.20
Jim Meegan Have fun, be safe, watch out for Big Foot....next trip Blick Island
$100.00
Bob Carothers Up the hill, my brother!
$100.00
Jay Higgins Lorne... Best of Luck for a GREAT Cause!
$100.00
Ed Strow A tremendous effort, Lorne. Be safe...be well.
$100.00
Paul Hsi Good luck, Lorne!
$100.00
Nat Emmons
$100.00
Nancy Eaton Good luck Lorne - may the force be with you.
$100.00
Mike and Donna Greczkowski Go Lorne! You are an inspiration and a role model.
$25.00
Nancy Carriuolo
$25.00
Anonymous Great cause Lorne...I hope it's a great experience for you and a great success!
$75.00
Deming/Jane Sherman
$100.00
Michele Nota
$25.00
David Riley Onward!
$25.00
Ralph Rotman You are a wild man - keep up the good work!
$100.00
Ann M. Spruill
$100.00
Maida Be safe and strong
$100.00
Polly Daly God speed!
$100.00
Carolyn, Chris & Josh Ryan Rockstar, you can conquer this one too! Be safe. Much love!!
$203.20
Clay & Karen Scarborough Awesome!
$50.00
Paige Arnof-Fenn You rock little bro, knock 'em dead!
$100.00
Anonymous Good luck, Lorne! A great cause!
$203.20
Alyn Be safe, big brother!
$100.00
Asami Ishimaru Thank you for doing this! Good luck with the climb and have a wonderful time.
$100.00
J.R. Pagliarini Here's to always striving to reach the highest highs in life
$25.00
Rand Cooper How much would I need to give to have you as my personal Sherpa next time I visit Providence?
$100.00
Frank Ferri
$100.00
Lee Alan Duckworth Best of Luck!
$100.00
Pablo Rodriguez Don Julio and I wish you a safe and amazing climb. We will be ready to celebrate when you come back
$500.00
M Lorraine (Mom) Wishing you a great climb and a safe return!
$100.00
Julie Neenan Souza All the best to you, Lorne! Miss you!
$50.00
Peter Gross Go Lorne!
$50.00
Carol Smolenski Lorne: Wishing you all the best!
$50.00
Jorge Elorza
$75.00
Anonymous Lorne...wish it could be more
$50.00
Phyllis Brown Stuart Traveling Mercies
$25.00
Linzi You can do this!! I am so very proud of you! Love you, Lorne xoxo
$50.00
John Sternfield more power to ya!
$25.00
Laurel B What a great cause! Best wishes for a safe and fun climb!
$50.00
Leon and Tracy Palandjian Be super careful and good luck.
$300.00
Bob DiMuccio Adrain - Great cause!!
$100.00
Marie Langlois
$200.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$2,500
Raised Online
$7,256
Total Raised
$9,756
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