Children and Cancer Survivor to Lead Teams In Nationwide Climbing Event to Fight Cancer

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The Climb For Cancer Foundation announces two children and a cancer survivor have volunteered to be team leaders for their first annual nationwide mountain climbing event to fight cancer. The event, known as “50-50-1” will include climbing teams in all 50 states in the US, scaling the highest peak in each state on the same day. “50-50-1” stands for 50 states, 50 peaks, one goal.

The Climb For Cancer Foundation announces two children and a cancer survivor have volunteered to be team leaders for their first annual nationwide mountain climbing event to fight cancer.

Charlie Marr, 12, and Isabelle Richmond, 13, have signed on to lead teams in Maine and Illinois respectively, to climb the highest peak in their home states. Cancer survivor, Bob Mayer will be leading the Maryland climbing squad, as several other survivors of the disease have signed up as team members in various states.

The event, known as “50-50-1” will include climbing teams in all 50 states in the US, scaling the highest peak in each state on the same day. Each team will raise $5,000, which will in turn help to fund important research to find a cure for cancer, provide patient support services, and give a child with cancer the opportunity to attend Camp Sunshine. “50-50-1” stands for 50 states, 50 peaks, one goal.

“It will give a chance to kids with cancer to go to camp, play sports and have fun just like I do,” says Marr of “50-50-1”. “I hope someday that all kids with cancer are healthy enough to climb the highest peak in their state. Most importantly, I want kids with cancer to know everyone cares about people with the disease and this foundation shows that.”

Isabelle Richmond added, "I would like to do something for children with cancer. My Grandmother died of cancer, so I would like to help raise money for cancer research."

The Climb For Cancer Foundation was started by Ron and Dianne Farb to combine Ron's love for mountain climbing with their desire to see an end to cancer. The Foundation acquires sponsors and donations in support of Ron's mountain climbing expeditions, and then uses the money raised to help fund cancer research and support services. Ron has climbed five of the seven summits, the highest peaks on each continent, raising more than $300,000. For more information on the Climb For Cancer Foundation, go to http://www.cfc-foundation.org.

For more information on this event, visit http://www.50-50-1.com or contact Ron Farb at ron@cfc-foundation.org or 352-333-9663.

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