Press Release – Alyeska Climbathon 2013

LET EVERY WOMAN KNOW PRESS RELEASE – August 27, 2013

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Let Every Woman Know – Alaska is partnering with the 6th Annual Alyeska Climbathon on September 14, 2013 to host a gynecologic cancer awareness event and fundraiser as part of the Globeathon, an international movement of over 80 countries coming together to raise awareness and funds for education and research about gynecologic cancers during the month of September, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

The Alyeska Climbathon will be an annual Let Every Woman Know – Alaska GYN cancer awareness event and is the key component of the organization’s “Leading a Healthy Lifestyle” Campaign highlighting the importance of an active lifestyle to women’s health. Participants of this event will include gynecologic cancer survivors, supporters and care providers as well as the usual mountain running athletes who will climb the Alyeska North Face Trail, ascending approximately 2.5 miles and gaining 2,000 vertical feet from the Hotel Alyeska to the top terminal of the Alyeska Aerial Tram, and take the tram down as many times as they can in a 10 hour period. The GYN cancer survivors participating in this event are in various stages of overcoming or battling their diagnosis and will demonstrate their incredible capacity to continue to achieve greatness despite the difficulties of these diseases.

Sponsors are pledging funds to support individual climbers or teams including the three Let Every Woman Know – Alaska Climbathon teams: the Gynecologic Cancer Survivor Team, the Survivor Supporter Team, and the Cancer Care Provider Team. Each team will be recognized for their vertical accomplishment and for funds raised.

Proceeds from the event will also be shared with the Girdwood Health Clinic to help local families receive blood tests without driving to Anchorage, and with the Globeathon to assist in funding the National Race to End Women’s Cancers.

Let Every Woman Know – Alaska is partnering with Alyeska Climbathon to encourage climbing for a cause and to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers so critically important to early detection and saving lives. Educating women about these deadly diseases is the first step. One step can make a world of difference.

A full breakdown of event information, event registration, and donation information is available at www.alyeskaclimbathon.com .

Let Every Woman Know – Alaska is an Alaska non-profit whose staff and volunteers are dedicated to raising awareness and education about women’s cancers in Alaska. For more information, visit www.LetEveryWomanKnow.org .