Meet the climbers below, wish them luck and help them raise funds for Seattle Children's Hospital. Each climber has a goal to raise $1500 for the climb. The donations will support Seattle Children's Hospital in its mission to provide quality medical care to all children of the Pacific Northwest regardless of their families' financial resources.
The Peaks of Life Guild is one of nearly 500 guilds and auxiliaries of Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association. The Peaks of Life Guild's federal tax identification number is 45-5305413 and as a subordinate organization of Seattle Children's Hospital (federal tax identification number 91-0564748), is a non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3).
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Meet the Climbers:
I grew up backpacking and caving with my dad in Tennessee. Since moving to Seattle 18 years ago, I've developed a passion for climbing. I've climbed mountains all over the Cascades including many ascents of Rainier. I've climbed in Kyrgyzstan, Yosemite, The Tetons and Alaska. In 2015, I summited Denali with an all women team sponsored by the American Alpine Club. I currently teach climbing for the Mountaineers and volunteer as a rescuer with Seattle Mountain Rescue. My other great passion is working as a Children's Librarian where I serve children, their families, educators and caregivers.
I am super excited to join Peaks of Life in this all women's climb of Rainier. Climbing Mount Rainier is a special experience in a truly unique and wonder filled place. There is no other place like it on Earth! I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share this unique experience with a fantastic team of women. The icing on the cake, is the opportunity to help raise money for the uncompensated care fund for Seattle Children's Hospital. I hope you will donate big to this worthy cause!
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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I have had the opportunity to climb several of Washington’s magnificent peaks and try to climb Rainier every chance I get! I particularly love to climb with fellow women who find as much joy in the outdoors as I do. Lady Power!
I am incredibly excited to participate in a Peaks of Life climb and aid in their mission of raising funds for Seattle based Children’s Hospital. All proceeds go toward helping children and families cover uncompensated medical expenses. Our goals are to raise awareness and funds, please feel free to pledge an amount to this climb or participate in an upcoming Peaks of Life event!
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I grew up in a cabin in the woods in the idyllic setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the gateway to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. I developed a passion for all things associated with the outdoors at a young age, and have spent much time exploring the Rockies in both Wyoming and Colorado, and now the Cascades and volcanoes of Washington. I am pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Washington.
Research is essential to healthcare and medicine, but I am excited to have found an additional way to contribute to the community and help families and children in their time of need. We are incredibly lucky to have these beautiful mountains to explore, and to have the ability to push and challenge ourselves; we are even luckier to be able to provide those same opportunities to our youth by giving them a chance at a healthy future.
I spend a large amount of time in the mountains and on the water. It is truly a passion of mine and the place where I truly feel free. A year ago I decided to act upon a thought that I have had for 15 years... learning to climb. It has completely changed my life and has given me access to some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I will continue to grow in my climbing abilities and I can't wait for what the future holds for me in the mountains.
I am a mother of two amazing boys. They are the most important thing I do. My oldest son has been a patient at Children's Hospital for years and still is. I am beyond thankful for the services Children's has provided for us. They have truly changed his life. I am lucky in that my insurance is good and covers most of the cost. Having spent a lot of time in that hospital I've seen a lot of very sick children and I can't imagine how it must feel to worry about finances to help save your child's life. No one should have to worry about that. So here I am. I can't imagine a better way to raise money to help families. Thank you for your support.
I love spending time outdoors, but the mountains have a special place in my heart – they humble me, nurture me, refuel me, and make me thankful for the life I get to live. Participating in this climb allows me to blend my love for the mountains with my desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. I work in the pharmaceutical industry and, unfortunately, there are many people with unmet medical needs.
I am excited to help support Peaks of Life by raising money for the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The uncompensated care fund is like my avalanche beacon - you hope you never need it, but if you do, you are so grateful it is there. This is a volunteer trip, so 100% of your donation will go to families that need financial assistance to pay for their child’s care.
I hope you join me in supporting this great cause. I thank you for your support.
Hello! I was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest just minutes away from the mountains and trails to explore. I grew up nurturing a love for the outdoors in many ways including camping, hiking, skiing, kayaking and more. Reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier has been on my list of things to do for a few years now. As I grow in my knowledge and physical abilities actualizing this dream is becoming a reality!
As much as I love this personal opportunity, the greatest gift of all is being able to contribute and raise awareness for the Seattle Children's Hospital in the process. I have worked in early education for over six years. Children are the light of the world and our future. It truly is a blessing to be a part of this group. Thank you for your support!
Growing up around the Pacific Northwest instilled in me from a very young age a passion for the outdoors. I get out into the mountains every chance I get. Luckily, by volunteering with King County Search and Rescue and being a part of the Mountaineers I usually have no shortage of opportunities to get outside. There’s nothing like being outside in nature. Rainer has been in the background of many great memories and I’m excited for this chance to finally make it to the top!
Early childhood is another deep passion of mine, I’m currently finishing up my degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies at the University of Washington. Early childhood is such a unique developmental time in a person’s life which is why raising money for the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital is so important to me. All children should receive the care that they need no matter the cost. Thank you for your support!
I am a Washington state native and love the Pacific Northwest! I have grown up in a family that has fostered a lifelong appreciation for nature. From our annual road trips to our massive collection of National Park Junior Ranger badges, it is not hard to see we enjoy our time outside. After my dad joined King County Search and Rescue he encouraged me to do the same. Last year, at 15, I became a member and that was the turning point for me. I began to increase my technical skills, confidence, and knowledge of the outdoors. This summer will be my first season of climbing and I am so excited to have this opportunity to climb Rainier with an all ladies team and for a good cause! All of the donations will go to the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital, because every child deserves health care.
Hello everyone! In July 2016, I moved from New York to the Evergreen State, where I am in constant awe of the mountains and how they make me feel. Every chance I get, I push myself out of my comfort zone to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and reach new heights (literally and figuratively!). I took my Wilderness First Responder course this year, with goals to join Search and Rescue missions and expand into the world of adaptive sports and climbing. This is MY first season of climbing, and I’m itching to reach summits and continue expanding my knowledge! I look forward to connecting more with the mountains and their power to inspire and teach me things I cannot learn indoors.
My passion for the mountains and the outdoors is mirrored by my love to give back. I have worked as a pediatric Doctor of Physical Therapy with children who have special needs for three years. In August 2017, I will return to Tanzania, Africa, for the second time to volunteer with a school for children with various disabilities. Seeing children progress toward their goals (and smile while doing so!) is rewarding beyond words, and I’m grateful to climb Mount Rainier with a purpose! I aim to impact the community of children with special needs in a new way, and joining forces with Peaks of Life sets my soul on fire. Please consider donating to this wonderful cause and raise money for the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I truly believe no child should be left without quality health care.
I'm originally from California, and school was what brought me here to Seattle initially eight years ago. Now I work in a lab where I met Brooke and learned about all the intense hikes and climbs out there. After finding out about an all women's Rainier climb happening this year I had to join. I've never gone up Rainier before and it's climbing for a great cause! Peaks of Life has already done so much in helping families better afford the care their children need, and I hope this year I can contribute by participating.