In 2009, Beth Holland raised $3575.00 for Big City Mountaineers through her Summit For Someone climb of Mount Langley. Although we require that our volunteers on our summer expeditions live within 2 hours of the teens they go backpacking or canoeing with, we waive that requirement for anyone who’s participated in Summit For Someone.
So even though Beth lives in Rhode Island, she was able to sign up to be a volunteer on one of our BCM backpacking trips this summer in Wyoming. She’ll head out with a group of young ladies from Mercy Housing this July for a week in the wilderness.
We’ve encouraged everyone involved with BCM to raise money through our BCM Challenge campaign this year, thinking it was a great way to align a personal goal with a good cause, and encourage folks to not only “Summit For Someone” but run a half-marathon for someone, or complete a bicycle trip for someone, or whatever they choose. What’s Beth’s personal challenge this summer?
She’s going to try to raise enough money to pay for the direct costs of her entire BCM trip — $3,500. She’s calling her campaign “Summit With Someone” — fitting after she spent her last summer raising money Summiting For Someone. If all goes well on her trip this summer, Beth will be summiting Medicine Bow Peak with someone — the teens from Mercy Housing.
Here’s Beth’s fundraising page. If you’d like some help dreaming up your own BCM Challenge campaign this summer, e-mail Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 303-271-9200, ext. 403.