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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
105 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $52,376.00
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About me

I am a chemist by training, and have spent the last 10 years involved in Biotech Investing, first on the sell side, and most for the last two years with Sofinnova Ventures.  I am a theatre nerd turned runner, and this will be my first true multi-day trek in over a decade.  I have thought of climbing Kilimanjaro ever since being in Africa over 8 years ago and seeing it from my airplane window.  

Why am I doing this?


Inspiration comes in strange ways.  I heard about Luke's Everest trip, and was inspired.  I stood amongst the ancient stone temples in Cambodia recently, and was inspired.  Inspired to do more.  So far in my career, I have had the opportunity to take a swing at cancer from arm's length - this feels like an opportunity to make a more direct hit.  To make the fight personal.  And as far as a group that inspires - the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is a leader in research and in care that can bring new therapies forward and make a difference in peoples' lives. 

I am under no delusions.  I run, I climb, but I haven’t ever done a trip like this.  I have no idea how my body will respond to the altitude.  I have no idea, as of yet, how to train, and how to fundraise.  But I love a challenge, and cannot wait to be part of a Biotech community that is coming together to get this done. 


Every and any amount helps to get me to my fundraising goal.  I will try to keep you posted along the way on my training and on the journey!  I cannot do this without you.

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