Kilimanjaro 2013: Climb To Cure
A team of scientists from the UC Davis MIND Institute will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in February, 2013, to raise awareness of fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders, and to raise funds to support their fragile X research.
Drs. Randi Hagerman and Paul Hagerman, Flora Tassone, and Isaac Pessah, leading researchers in fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) research, will challenge themselves to make it to the top of the 19,341 foot volcano, the largest free-standing mountain in the world - all in an effort to challenge others to help fund their groundbreaking research to find the cure.
The Mt. Kilimangaro climb exemplifies the importance of persistence, training and dedication in overcomming significant obstacles to attain the desired goal: the summit - and a cure. The money raised through your generous support will go directly toward the research efforts in fragile X syndrome and FXTAS at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
The climb will involve the classic Western route, commencing on February 17, slowly making their way over the next seven days through forest woodlands, heath, alpine desert, to the arctic zone and summit of Uhuru on February 24.
We thank you for your generous support for funding fragile X research, and for the difference that such support will have on the search for the cure(s) for fragile X syndrome and FXTAS. Online Donations can be made through the website by clicking HERE. (Please select MIND Institute under Recipient, then under special instructions type in Kilimanjaro 2013 Climb To Cure).
To donate by mail please use this FORM (PDF) (Please write in Kilimanjaro 2013 Climb To Cure under other at the bottom of the form).
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