Monday, January 21, 2008

“Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up” Foundation Races Against January 31 Deadline

American Foundation for Children with AIDS, the organizers of the fall climbing event Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up, appeals to the outdoor industry to help. In the past, the organization had been supported by many outdoor companies, including National Geographic Adventure, MadRock, Black Diamond, and Petzl.

Individuals or companies can donate a little as $10 before the end of January, 2008, to give the AFCA a chance to receive a large monetary gift with which we can send half a year's worth of medication to the children in our programs.

AFCA hopes that they can motivate between 700 and 1,500 donations to win the grand prize donation from Parade and Case.

To donate your $10, please go to and click on the donate button to the left.


American Alpine Institute Climb-a-thon Discount

Earn an AAI discount by participating in a climb-a-thon event benefiting kids with HIV/AIDS. The event is called "Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up" and is put on by the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA). It is scheduled to take place on both September 20 and 21, 2008.

Climbers can choose where to climb and what to climb, whether it be a mountain, a boulder, flights of stairs in a tall building, or a climbing wall. They also decide which level of sponsorship they'd like to achieve and choose from three levels (ranging from $115 to $385).

AAI Match: If you participate in this event, AAI will provide a program credit to you that equals half of what you raise for AFCA. You can apply this program credit to an AAI program (applies to U.S. programs excluding Alaska and to South America programs excluding Alpamayo; cannot exceed 10% of the AAI program fee; maximum credit is $500). It's our way of thanking you for your donation or congratulating you on your successful fundraising. Learn more by visiting the event website or by calling the AFCA at (888) 683-8323.

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