Fundraising is hard. Climbing mountains is hard. Put them together, and what do you get? Pure inspiration!
On March 10th, 2014 sixteen people successfully reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of WaterCan.
The group ranged from 21-61 years in age and came from Vancouver, Saskatchewan, Arizona, UK, Toronto and Ottawa to climb 19,341 feet above sea level to raise awareness to clean water rights.
The majority of the group had never heard of WaterCan, until they signed up for the climb, but there was a significant AVEDA connection on the Roof of Africa.
Top Left: Kanon, Aveda Enthusiast, Ottawa (he brought Grooming Creme all the way to the top!) / Top Right: Melissa, Aveda Concept Salon Stylist, Elite Salon, SK
Bottom Left: Darlene, Aveda Canada Events & Advanced Academy / Bottom Right: Kathie, Aveda Partner, Saskatchewan
This group of 16 climbers achieved amazing goals during the 7 day climb. They climbed through forest, alpine desert, moorland and rain forest. They also climbed for 7 hours in the middle of the night to get to the top – and it wasn’t without struggle, but together they supported each other and helped each other all the way to the summit!
But, the truly amazing thing about The Climb for Life is that 16 people came together to raise over $100,000 for WaterCan. And while many of the climbers were not WaterCan supporters prior to the climb, they are all passionate supporters now!
How can you challenge yourself this Earth Month? What can you commit to doing to bring awareness to the water crisis?
If 16 people can change the lives of 4,000 people by working together, then the Aveda Canada network can absolutely reach our goal of $600,000 by working together, being bold and having fun!