2016 Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek - Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma
On January 17th, 2016, a team compiled of individuals currently living with multiple myeloma, oncologists, and patient supporters will take on the highest free-standing mountain in the world above sea level at 19,341 ft (5,895 meters).
This 15 member team will embark on an 11 day journey to Uhuru Peak in Tanzania, Africa. The team will travel through 5 different ecosystems, face high elevations, low temperatures, and occasional high winds, all in the name of finding a cure for cancer NOW! The members have each committed to raising $10,000 each to support the life-changing work done by the MMRF in the field of oncology and cancer research. The work of the MMRF accelerates innovative treatment approaches to extend the lives of myeloma patients and find a cure.
In addition, the trek will be documented with imagery and video interviews with inspirational purpose to show the world that these patients and supporters are living proof that the MMRF is curing cancer NOW!
This journey is being made possible with support from Takeda Oncology. Video and PR support through CURE.com and guidance up the mountain by of our incredible outfitter: Embark Adventures.