2nd Annual Mt. Everest Challenge

Start training for the 2nd Annual Mt. Everest Challenge! Gather a team of friends, get sponsors, and show your athletic talent to climb a team goal of 29,035 vertical feet on Sunday, Dec. 12th, 2004, from 12-3 p.m. The climb-a-thon will be held at Planet Granite Climbing Gym, in Santa Clara. Both youth and adult teams will be participating. Beginners through elite climbers are all welcome.

14-year-old Scott Cory, a friend of Stacey\’s, will be giving a special slide show at the event. Cory is known as being the youngest person to climb both El Capitan and Half Dome routes.

There will also be a silent auction with very cool gear donated by various companies.

Proceeds will benefit a special fund for Stacey\’s medical bills at the National Transplant Assistance Fund.

For more information, please contact Stacey at stacey@windsongfoundation.org.

Run from Lam by Felix

Felix Wong, an avid ultra-marathon cyclist and triathlete, will be going on a 40-mile run throughout the SF Bay Area to raise money for the Wind Song Foundation. He will start at 6 a.m. from his home in Fremont, to the company he works for (coincidentally, Lam Research) and then across the Dumbarton Bridge. From there, he will run to San Jose, and then back north to Palo Alto and end at Stacey’s house in Mountain View. He plans to finish between 2 and 5 p.m.

Here is detailed route information and photos, taken by Felix when he cycled the route to prepare for the event this month:

Route sheet:
http://felixwong.com/2004/05/staceys-run-from-lam/

There are course photos from the link above too.

This ride will be self-supported, with only a bicycle sag wagon with communication and emergency medical supplies (ridden by Cherie Chan.)

There will be a picnic celebration at the Whisman Park (across the street from Stacey\’s house) to congratulate Felix on his incredible athletic feat and determination to help the cause! To help cheer Felix along the route and/or attend the party, please call Stacey at 650-776-8629.

Summits for Stacey – On-going

(For more information, contact Carolyn McHale.)

SheClimbers raised over $1000 summitting Mt. Washington in September. Stacey’s niece 20-month old, Sophia Wirth, continues to gather sponsors and raise money for Stacey. She has summitted the highest point in Latvia (312m!). She is now planning to go even higher and summit Mount Big Egg (313m), the highest point in Estonia. She can be sponsored for additional hikes contact Stacey.