Scaling a Mountain to Save Lives

Mount Kilimanjaro (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Doctors, volunteers and supporters of Israel-based humanitarian organization Save a Child’s Heart reached the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, in an effort to raise $ 1 million which will save the lives of 100 African children in desperate need of heart surgery.

The twelve climbers from the United States, Canada, Israel, Ethiopia, and South Africa reached the peak of 19, 345 feet after 6 days of hiking through rainforest, moorland, semi desert, alpine desert and arctic terrain.

?The climbers arrived from different countries, speak different languages and are various ages, but they all share the same goal: to save the lives of children in Africa,? says Emma Hacohen, Project Coordinator of Climb Your Heart Out: Mount Kilimanjaro 2011.

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