Climb4KC-Devil's Tower Climb 2014

For: University of Minnesota Kidney Cancer Research
Organizer: Climb 4 Kidney Cancer
$585
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 11 donors
29% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

This sheer core of volcanic rock rises nearly 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding plain with the last 800+ feet of nearly vertical rock.  We want to climb 4 kidney cancer to help bring awareness to this underdog cancerand to raise money to fund kidney cancer research.  Our goal is to raise $125,000 this year.  To help organize, participate, sponsor etc, email us at climb4kc@gmail.com

One of the earliest descriptions in English of the tower in 1872 by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge of the U.S. Army reads as follows,

“An immense obelisk of granite, eight hundred and sixty-seven feet at base, two hundred and ninety-seven feet top, rises one thousand one hundred and twenty-seven feet above its base, and five thousand one hundred feet above tide-water.

Its summit is inaccessible to anything without wings.The sides are fluted and scored by the action of elements, and immense blocks of granite, split off from the column by frost, are piled in huge, irregular mounds about its base.”

We’re attempting to make it up to the 5114 foot summit without wings, but strength and determination.

Kidney Cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, but gets very little funding for research.  For example, both prostate and breast cancer get 100's of millions of dollars more each year from the NIH.  Even when you consider that these cancers are more common than kidney cancer, they still get 2-4 times the amount of funding even though kidney cancer is more deadly.

Help us as we raise money.  There have been some tremendous developments in kidney cancer research in the last few years, but still over 13,000 americans die each year.  Check out more at Climb4kc.org.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 15, 2014

Posted on September 15, 2014

Thanks again to everyone who supported.   I tried to email you individually, but some of the emails came back.  If you want to see some photos, you can on facebook.com/climb4kc  or climb4kc.org.
It was particularly exciting to see some of our patients there doing something they'd never done before.

Posted on September 8, 2014

Posted on September 8, 2014

We made it to the top and back.  Thanks for all your support.  It's not too late to donate.  Check out the picures on facebook at climb4kc

Posted on August 30, 2014

Posted on August 30, 2014

There is only one week left until the climb.  Weather is projected to be 71 degrees and clear.  Great weather for a climb!  Thanks to those who have contributed!

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