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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! 

Please make a gift

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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Trek FAQs
"How long is the trip?" It's the 7-day Machame route trek that includes ample up-and-down acclimatization and a 90+% success rate according to our guide, Alpine Ascents.
"Wait, are you a mountain climber?" Nope! But this is a multi-day hiking trip (about 35 miles) at high altitude but without any technical climbing.
"What kind of training are you doing?" Lots of hikes, will up my game soon to improve my cardio: stair master with weights seems like a common suggestion.
"Wait, you're not taking your husband?" Nope! And most husbands aren't taking their wives!

by Nancy Hong on Sun, Apr 14, 2019 @ 6:28 PM

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