Is Mt. Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? What if you could climb to the top of it, stand on the summit, and know that in addition to conquering Africa’s highest mountain, you were also raising money f0r a good cause?
If you climb with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, you can do just that. (H/t Gadling). As they do every year, the group is holding a number of charity climbs to help raise money for African children affected by the AIDS epidemic. The group provides much-needed medical supplies and medications that can help children with HIV live longer, fuller lives. There is no cure for the HIV virus or for AIDS, but modern medicine can keep it from being a swift death sentence-but most infected children in Africa don’t have access to it. In addition to providing medicine for children, the charity provides it to HIV-infected parents in an effort to stem the rising tide of children orphaned by AIDS.
The American Foundation for Children with AIDS is hosting 4 different climbs this year. Here are the dates:
February 28 – March 10, 2011
August 6- 17, 2011
September 11-20, 2011
Women’s Only Climb: October 1 – 12, 2011
To participate, you’ll need to raise at least $800o. At least $5,000 of that amount will go to the charity. You’ll also get lodging, transportation from the airport to the hotel and to the mountain, and the services of a guide to help your team up the mountain.
You’ll also need to obtain a Tanzanian visa before you can travel. Here’s what you’ll need to get one:
- 1 completed visa application form
- 2 passport photos
- A copy of a recent bank statement
- A yellow fever vaccination certificate
- A travel itinerary.
- A letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.
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