This is an entirely new experience for me, one that will undoubtedly challenge me on many levels. I’m 61, married 38 years to my wonderful wife Kim, and have two amazing daughters, Alaina and Brianne. 10 years ago, I set out to improve upon my quality of life by increasing my physical fitness. I signed up for my first race, The UBC Duathlon- it was brutal, but as I crossed the finish line, I knew I was hooked. Since then, my passion for fitness, in particular multi-sport racing and cycling, has grown immensely, having competed in several triathalons, half marathons, half ironmans, and most recently to prepare for Kilimanjaro, the Triple Crown and Cypress Challenge- earning a PB on both. As my daughters would say, "not bad for an old man!". Being able to challenge my body in this way is a privilege, one I owe to good health, and am honoured to help support BC Children's Hospital in helping children get back to their happy, healthy, active lives. Summits of Hope has been fundraising money for BC Children's Hospital since 1999, with 100% of the proceeds going towards cancer research, education, toys, patient care and more. By donating to this cause, you are helping children who are facing the ultimate challenge, by helping to improve their quality of life. I’m ready to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital and I’m excited that this effort will lead me to Kilimanjaro.
"There is something about building up a comradeship- that I still believe is the greatest of all feats - and sharing in the dangers with your company of peers . It’s the intense effort , the giving of everything you’ve got . It’s really a very pleasant sensation . "
- Edmund Hillary