Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro For Kids Fighting Cancer

Jan 17, 2020 | Childhood Cancer, Fundraising & Events, Rally Blog, Teens | 0 comments

I sometimes find myself wondering what it must feel like to be a kid who gets the devastating news that he or she has cancer. Throughout the 10 years that I have supported pediatric cancer awareness I have heard so many stories of disbelief, grief and anger that I have come to feel more sadness with each one.

Rally Kid Ethan, Fighting Blood Cancer

Rally Kid Ethan Fighting Blood Cancer

Part of the pain I feel is due to the unfathomable nature of the information, as well as the age, frailty and naivety of the kids that have to hear it. With that being said, it’s the next piece of the story that always truly amazes me – the part where each child says “I am going to beat this” followed by the families that say “what can I do to help?” The resilience of children leaves me in awe and their courage, many times, leaves tears in my eyes. It is these qualities that have set me on a course that will change my life, and hopefully the lives of kids fighting childhood .

Rally Kid Ethan Fighting Blood Cancer

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation Child Yadian, Beating Solid Tumor Cancer

On February 10, 2020, I will embark on a journey up the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest point in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. When I get to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, I will pull out two flags from childhood cancer organizations I have become deeply involved with over the last 10 years. These two flags – one for Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and one for National Pediatric Cancer Foundation – will push me to the summit, and there I will serve notice on the top of Africa that we will find a cure.

Rally Kid Ethan Fighting Blood Cancer

Training climbs at Rocky Mountain National Park with my friend Neil White. We climbed 13,000 feet during this training. My climb up Kilimanjaro will be 20,000 feet.

Both organizations are leaders in funding the best childhood cancer research in the world and I am proud to be partnering with them both in this adventure. These flags, and these kids, will get me out of that tent every morning and up to 19,341 feet on the top of Africa at the end of those 7 days.

Please donate today to help me reach my goal of raising $100,000 to fund lifesaving research. Every dollar makes a huge impact in the fight against childhood cancer.

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As of right now, B.B. has raised over $125,000 and it is continuing to grow with an overwhelming amount of support. Read more about Rally Advisory Board Member, B.B. Abbott’s climb up MT. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research in an article published by the mlb.com here

Thank you for your support. Together, we will make a difference for these kids and their families.

B.B. Abbott
Founder & CEO – Jet Sports Management
Rally Advisory Board Member

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