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Mount Kilimanjaro has been climbed. CML can be cured.

IMG 20191104 WA0002 Mount Kilimanjaro has been climbed! In 2019 the iCMLf undertook a unique charity challenge to raise funds for the iCMLf CURE programs. The funds raised will play an integral role in getting closer to a cure for CML. An amazing team of 26 climbers – researchers, doctors, patients and supporters from all over the world raised over $300,000 for the work of the Foundation. From 26 October to 3 November the Climb for a cure team sucessfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The youngest climber was 18 years old, a CML patient from Germany.

$304,464 total funds raised by the Climb for a cure team

26 participants from all over the world including Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East, South America and USA

The Climb for a cure Corporate sponsors

Just like on the mountain we would not have been so successful without a strong team. We are very grateful for all the support we received in the past year – from all our climbers who worked so hard to raise funds and to prepare for the climb and from every single person who supported us with their donations - among them two generous anonymous donations of $ 100,000 and $ 50,000.

We also like to acknowledge our corporate sponsors for their generous support: 

Andy OjelabiAndy is an inspiration. He is a CML patient himself and pledged to fundraise and climb Mt Kilimanjaro as a way to give back and raise awareness of CML in Nigeria.

"I pledged to do this for me and for all CML patients in Nigeria, the government doesn't know we exist because this is a rare cacer. There are 1,800 cases of CML in Nigeria. The population in Nigeria is over 200 million. I came here to raise awareness. It's not cheap, but it's what I really want to do. I want to make a change. It might not be possible in a lifetime but at least I'll give it a try. It's better than not trying. From there I'll see what happens".
(Andy Ojelabi, CML patient from Nigeria and Climb for a cure participant)