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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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Patience in the face of challenge
Back to Kili-training after what felt like interminable rehab for my knee post-ski incident (falling on the last run of the day - so classic). Can't help but think it is great mental training for a hike at super high altitude: slow and steady progress to overcome the difficulties. Now to get more physically prepped!
Huge thanks to my Kili-team for all the great donations to the Hutch! With pledges in the the pipeline, I have surpassed the $50k nominal goal. My eternal gratitude to all my generous supporters!

by Nancy Hong on Fri, May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

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