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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
125 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $62,730.00
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Nancy fossil hunting in the Canadian Rockies near Banff

About me

Nancy Hong is a lifescience VC at RiverVest Venture Partners who lives at sea level in San Diego but loves to hike and travel and is passionate about getting new medicines and treatments to patients in need. 

Why am I doing this?

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro has been a long-time dream, and to be able to combine the trek with a meaningful cause close to me and so many is a special opportunity. We are truly in a golden age of molecular medicine where research dollars are translating more and more directly to clinical impact in oncology. The Hutch has been a leader in this arena, and it is a privilege to help their efforts. And joining fellow biotech folks on this trip is icing on the cake! 

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Please click on the green "Donate" button above to give to the Climb to Fight Cancer. Every gift helps! Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a charitable, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Fred Hutch are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. This organization's tax ID is 23-7156071.



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Newbie training plans
While no one can predict how your body will respond to 19000 ft altitude (is there a dx for this?), I know my RBC levels are probably pretty low, and my cardiovascular fitness will need a boost to give myself the best chance for a fun trip to Kili. Luckily I have the Torrey Pines State Park grade within walking distance of my home, visits to Yosemite and Kings Canyon already scheduled this spring, and Mt Whitney or nearby peaks on which to practice. Will be seeking advice from pals who have been, and hopefully a blessing from mountaineering legend Louis Reichardt, who has summited Everest the hard way and K2 without supplemental oxygen. DM me with your suggestions!

by Nancy Hong on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 @ 8:31 PM

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