Everest Challenge at Blue will support local charities

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The Blue Mountain Village Foundation invites other charities to join this year’s Everest Challenge to climb the mountains together

PRESS RELEASE
BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FOUNDATION
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The Blue Mountain Village Foundation announces the return of the Everest Challenge this fall.

On October 16, 2022, at Blue Mountain Village, teams of two to 20 will climb Blue Mountain together to reach the combined height of 29,092 feet, the height of Mount Everest.

The Everest Challenge is a one-day hiking event that challenges participants to raise $400 and trek the height of Mount Everest. It takes 40 trips to Blue Mountain to achieve this goal, which is why we do it as a team. For example, a team of 10 only has to run up the mountain four times to reach the goal. The bigger your team, the lower you climb. The day is filled with fun, activities, music, food, and best of all, fundraising for a good cause.

This year, we are taking an innovative approach by inviting up to five charities to partner in this initiative. These local charities will form teams and all funds raised by these teams will go to these individual charities. This gives small charities the opportunity to participate in a much larger event without the associated risks.

“Just another way we are helping to empower our community,” said Andrew Siegwart, president of the Blue Mountain Village Association. “No problem is insurmountable when we work hard together to push our limits, that’s the message and spirit of this amazing community event.”

Gilda`s Club Simcoe Muskoka is the first charity to partner with the Everest Challenge.

General Manager Aaron Lutes said, “Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is thrilled to be part of this incredible adventure led by the Blue Mountain Village Foundation. So many people in our community are diagnosed with cancer every day, and their journey is not unlike that of climbing Everest – you need a team, you need a plan and you need lots of help getting up this mountain. We exist “so that no one faces cancer alone”, and with the Everest Challenge, we will be able to help many people successfully overcome the number one disease challenge in Canada.”

This fundraiser is a celebration of the Blue Mountain Village Foundation’s legacy of support and service to others at times when kindness and generosity are most needed. Join us and help us reach our goal of raising $250,000.00!

The cause – Blue Mountain Village Foundation

The Blue Mountain Village Foundation exists to bridge social gaps in our community, supporting local charities located throughout South Georgian Bay (including Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Town of the Blue Mountains, Meaford, Duntroon, Singhampton , Kimberly & Creemore). Since its inception over 15 years ago, BMVF has raised over $1.61 million that has been reinvested in the community through meaningful and needed support programs and services.

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