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This fall, August 29, I am running the 100 mile Ultra Trail-tour du Mont-Blanc in support of Imerman Angels, One on One Cancer Support, a not-for-profit organization created by my friend Jonny Imerman.
100 mile, more then 30,000 feet altitude gain.... 46 hours to fininsh!
The North Face Ultra Trail-tour du Mont-Blanc is a formidable extremist epopee in a magic environment: seven valleys, 71 glaciers, 400 summits... it allows the soul to roam across three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland.
The Mont-Blanc massif fascinates... So does Imerman Angels! They connect a person fighting cancer today (the cancer fighter) with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer (the cancer survivor).
Cancer has impacted all of our lives either directly or indirectly, myself certainly included, as my both parents lost their battle with cancer about 10 years ago. The support Imerman Angels provides to those dealing with the disease is invaluable.This one-on-one relationship provides the cancer fighter the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive encouragement from someone who is uniquely familiar with the situation, and it allows the cancer survivor the opportunity to personally help a fighter as he or she continues to battle the disease.
"The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting well."
29 August,2008. It is 6:30 pm in Chamonix, France, and we are more or less 2000 people (less then 30 from US) sharing the same dream carefully prepared over many months. We are about to take off on a dream-world adventure.
We will be rubbing shoulders with Aiguille de Bionnassay and crossing Col du Bonhomme by moonlight. At sunrise, we will cross Col de la Seigne into Italy and the magical Val Veni overlooked by Noire du Peuterey and the glaciers descending Mont Blanc. Later we will reach the Val Ferret, guarded by Dent du Géant and Grandes Jorasses before finally turning into Switzerland to relish the beautifully protected countryside.
We will have to put up with fatigue, to overcome our fears and anxieties. Some participants, having pushed their limits to the extreme, will choose to break off the race keeping intact their hopes to make it from beginning to end at some later date.
The others will climb over Bovine and Les Tseppes. Then, with Aiguille Verte in front of them, under the vertical heights of the Drus and with majestic presence of Mont Blanc before them, they will dive down towards the finishing line in the heart of Chamonix. ...Some of us will call this the art of taking more out of ourselves then we've got!
We can all relate to needing support when going through hard times, and Imerman Angels provides that support system in such a special way.
Naturally, Imerman Angels requires funds to find, support, operate and link cancer fighters with cancer survivors. My goal is to raise at least $5,000$... Please help me in supporting this organization by donating as little or as much as you want. Also, see if your company has a program that will match your donation. By making a pledge on my behalf, not only are you helping to keep this service 100% free for the fighters and survivors, you are also helping provide the funds needed to extend the reach and knowledge of this amazing service.
Many thanks for your support !-- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate OR might benefit from this amazing organization!
If you want to know more about Imerman Angels go to www.ImermanAngels.org
Imerman Angels is a federally registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
If any of your family or friends have been affected by cancer, please feel free to share this web page with them.
*Special thanks to Bob Hathorne and Simone Iancu, who helped me to raise offline almost $2000!