Summit Mt. Washington at Sunrise to Raise Funds for Families of Lost Boston Firefighters

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Northeast Mountaineering is proud to host the Summit at Sunrise fundraiser to benefit the families of Boston firefighters who have been lost serving their communities. Climb Mt. Washington to support the families of these brave men who gave everything for the sake of others.

On October 4, 2014 Northeast Mountaineering will host a "Summit at Sunrise" climb of Mt. Washington to raise funds for the families of Boston firefighters who have recently passed on while serving their community. These brave men gave their lives for the well-being of others. Join their closest friends as they hike to the summit to show their appreciation for these selfless men.

On January 22nd, 2014, Engine 33 of the Boston Fire department lost one of its beloved men. Frankie Flynn, a 28 year veteran of the department, died after a short battle with lung cancer. Frankie’s untimely death left a hole in the hearts of his friends and family. He left behind a wife and a 16 year old son. Only 2 months later, on March 26th, the firehouse suffered another tragic blow when they lost two more of their own in a 9 alarm fire on Beacon Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Mike Kennedy and Ed Walsh died bravely trying to extinguish this tremendous fire that resulted in the destruction of the whole building. Ed left behind a wife and 3 children and Mike left many loving family members and friends. All three of these men had big hearts, big smiles and contagious personalities. They loved theirs jobs, lives and their families and friends.

The goal of the Summit at Sunrise hike is to celebrate the lives of these brave firefighters as well as raise funds in the process to support the wives and children they left behind. The hike will be professionally guided by the guides at Northeast Mountaineering located in Bartlett, NH.

To join the Summit at Sunrise climb of Mt. Washington or to make a donation, contact Corey at Northeast Mountaineering or visit All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate. Prior experience is not required for this hike.

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