The 2010 Mount Everest Base Camp trek is on! Join us from March 29 to April 19, 2010 on the trip of a lifetime and trek with No Guts Know Glory climber Robert Hill as he travels to the start of his journey up the world’s highest peak in the magical Nepalese Himalayan mountain range.
After a very successful Mount Kilimanjaro trek in September 2009 that raised over $30,000 for IDEAS, we’re doing it again. IDEAS sponsors children and youth with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases to attend summer camps where they learn, grow and share experiences with other children living with these terrible illnesses. IDEAS also provides funds for research to find a cure for IBD.
IBD – Inflammatory Bowel Disease – affects nearly 200,000 Canadians. Why is awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis low?
The stigma associated with these illnesses, which affect people ‘below the belt’, is a barrier to speaking up about how IBD impacts school, work, exercise – even your social life.
Rob Hill and Clinton Shard – two British Columbians who are overcoming Crohn’s disease through a combination of hard work, community support and medical treatment – are tackling Mount Everest to show the world that ‘IBD Doesn’t Stop Me’.
Does IBD stop you? If you’re overcoming IBD like Rob and Clinton, tell them how using the commenting feature below. Better yet, share your videos and photos to prove it.
Submissions can be anonymous, but we encourage you to share your name or email if you feel comfortable. Please let us know what city you live in and how old you are so we can track how the ‘IBD doesn’t stop me’ message is being spread. Use the commenting feature below, or share your photos and videos on the IDEAS Facebook page and Youtube channel using the ‘IBD doesn’t stop me’ tag.
We’ll upload some of your stories, photos and videos to this website so your story can help show others that IBD shouldn’t stop them too!
For more information on the IBD Adventures 2010 Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, please click here.
IBD Adventures is also planning a fully supported trekking experience on British Columbia’s world famous West Coast Trail. Look for more details about this IBD Adventure soon.