We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. - Susan Taylor
Only 18 women in the United States have done it and a total of 51 women globally: climb the highest peak on each continent of the world. (as of April 2012)
Inspired by the stories of strength and courage of sexual violence survivors in the Congo, in late 2007 Georgina set the ultimate challenge of reaching the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) in order to raise awareness and $2.2 M for International Medical Corps and V-DAY programs in the DRC by 2013.The goal is to bring the physical, emotional, and financial resources necessary to help women in DRC empower themselves. Every dollar raised has a tremendous impact in the life of these women and children. All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to V-DAY and International Medical Corps. All funds collected will be equally split by these two organizations, which are both 501(C) (3) registered
*Georgina has been personally financing the climbs to date, all donations have been fully applied to International Medical Corps and now also to V-DAY. Her previous employer McKinney Rogers helped sponsor her Everest 2011 Expedition. She successfully reached Europe's highest peak, Mt. Elbrus 5642 m (Russia) on July 22, 2008, Australia's highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, on December 30, 2008, Africa's hightest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro 5895 m (Tanzania) on July 16, 2009, Aconcagua 6962 m (Argentina) on January 10, 2010, and Denali 6195 m (Alaska) on June, 2010! .
Next is her second attempt on Everest 2013 and will be joined by fellow supporters on the climb and trek to Base Camp!
Join the Challenge
You may not desire to climb the 7 Summits, but maybe there is another challenge in mind. Dedicate your next challenge (marathon, climb, trek, walk, cycle, race, bake off :o), etc.) to our efforts and help us raise awareness and support for women and children in the Congo.
See What Others Have Done. . .
BIANCA ROMAN- trekked Machu Picchu, Peru on November 21st and raised $550!
Ashley Chapman- reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in January 2010 on behalf of International Medical Corps and Climb Take Action to help women and children in the Congo and Uganda. She successfully raised $5000! Way to go Ashley!
How Your Donation Can Make a Difference
V-DAY Funds will support the following:
International Medical Corps Funds will support the following:
If you knew. . . you would want to help. These are everyday women like you, me, our mothers, our sisters, our friends,or our children that are suffering and have undergone experiences you or I could probably not imagine. They need our help for basic survival and to begin their road to empowerment. Although this is an extreme and complex problem, there is something all of us can do to help.