Climbing Kilimanjaro for cancer

Mother and daughter super team, Karen & Deb Short, are taking on the highest mountain in Africa, the massive 19,340 ft peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, in memory of their very special husband/dad. On December 21st 2010 Karen & Deb will begin their journey walking 5-8 hours every day, taking on the final ascent on December 25th.

The beginning of this journey marks one year since the loss of Robert (Bob) Short, a wonderful husband and father who fought a four year battle with cancer, maintaining his amazing sense of humour and his passion for life until the very end. Karen and Deb are taking on the huge journey in the memory of this man who inspired so many.

These fabulous two-some are hoping to raise $10,000 for cancer research in honour of Bob’s memory. And they are already well on their way to reaching their target, having been generously supported by family, friends, colleagues, and even some students from Deb’s class at Edithvale Primary School. With many more great fundraising ideas up their sleeves, including some African-themed parties, they are sure they will more than exceed their target.

Thanks so much Karen & Deb for your generous support of cancer research & we wish you all the best for your trip. To support Karen & Deb, visit their fundraising page.