The worlds most remote continent... -30F... roaring winds... white ice and snow as far as the eye can see... towering 16,067ft above all else...
On Nov 24th, 2010, a team of US Air Force members** from the USAF 7 Summits Challenge are heading south to the frozen continent of Antarctica to continue their historic mountaineering challenge. In a bid to make America's Air Force the first military to stand atop the highest peak on each of the Earth's continents, we climb in honor of all US service members and those that have lost their lives fighting since 9/11. For the last five years, during successful climbs of N. America, S. America, Africa, and Europe, we have proudly raised awareness and funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Through the loss of close friends and colleagues, we have seen the amazing good this charity does for the families and children of fallen Special Operations members. Please motivate our team through the sub-zero temperatures to the summit of Antarctica by donating to today! (100% goes to the SOWF) Waking up to the frozen, breathtaking icescape is easier knowing it makes our military families safer and happier!
**[Note: the USAF 7 Summits Challenge is not officially sponsored by the US Department of Defense or the US Air Force. It is a team of military members acting independently in a bid to support a great charity and spread goodwill about the US Air Force and Special Operations]**
Your support will not only bring a college education to children of the fallen, it will also help propel the US Air Force on to it's greatest and next challenge: Mt. Everest! Learn more by visiting our website: www.USAF7Summits.com
We can say with first hand experience, this is one of the most legitimate and amazing charities in the world. After two of our Air Force CV-22 aircrew were killed in Afghanistan, the SOWF was immediately there with the widows and children, bringing much needed emergency cash, offering counseling, and assuring the widows their financial woes need not include sending their children to college. When they say "send kids to college", the SOWF takes care of it all: tuition, books, board, food, car, insurance, allowances, and even tickets home to see family for the holidays. That is something the fallen would want for their families!
Below you can read more about the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation mission is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent while serving in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations during an operational or training mission. The forces covered by the Foundation are some 50,000 military special operations and support personnel stationed in units throughout the United States and overseas bases.
The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants, not loans, to more than 760 children. These children survive over 600 Special Operations personnel who gave their lives in patriotic service to their country, including those who died fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as "Operation Iraqi Freedom." To date, 143 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated from college.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in the global war on terror. Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation immediately sends funds to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so the family and loved ones can immediately travel to be bedside.