The HERA Foundation is holding its fourth annual Climb for Life event in the DC Metro area February 27 through March 28. The event raises money for ovarian cancer research and awareness initiatives.
During the event, participants climb for donations at participating climbing gyms (Sportrock and Earth Treks), receive instruction from world-class climbing athletes, and can learn basic climbing skills from REI staff at the Intro to Climbing class.
For the $30 registration fee, it looks a good deal as well:
Registration includes punch cards valid at both climbing gyms, good for 11 days of climbing at each gym; plus a wildcard (one bonus day at each gym); goodie bags with giveaways from sponsors (available for participants who register before February 26); admission to Kick-Off event, Climbersâ?? Festival and Wrap party; discounts; raffle prizes and more. Participants also receive discounts on gym classes and memberships. New climbers who want to try out their skills before the event can do so on the climbing walls at REI Fairfax and REI Timonium (call for hours).
The funds raised go to support research at Johns Hopkins University on early detection, better treatment, and prevention of ovarian cancer.
Anyone can participate, so please check out the registration at www.herafoundation.org.