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Brandon Schupp to Dedicate Climbs to Canadian Cancer Fighting Kids
 
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LONDON, ONTARIO --(CCNMatthews - March 9, 2007) - Press conference, Interview and photo opportunity

LONDON, Ontario -- On Tuesday March 13 at 1pm at the London Convention Centre, with supporters including London Ontario Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best and Canadian cancer fighting kids in attendance, 14 year old mountaineer Brandon Schupp will announce his plans to become the youngest person to ever climb the seven summits, with three expeditions slated for 2007. His goal is to successfully complete all seven summits by age eighteen and to raise $1,000,000 for Childhood Cancer Foundation. The record for the youngest climber of all Seven Summits was set by a twenty year old.

The press conference will kick off the London Ontario teen's sponsorship drive to fund his climbs up Mount Elbrus and Kilimanjaro (back to back -- 21 days) August 4 - 24, 2007 and Mount Aconcagua (21 days) starting on December 16, 2007.

As Brandon did with his historic 2006 ascent of BC's Good Hope Mountain (he was only the fourth known to have summited and the mountain's youngest climber), he is dedicating his 2007 expeditions to the 10,000 kids in Canada fighting cancer and will use his climbs to fundraise for the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada.

When:
Tuesday, March 13, 1pm

Where:
London Convention Centre
Salon A, Main Floor - near front entrance
(climbing gym nearby for additional action shots if required)

Who:
-Brandon Schupp, 14, mountaineer, with a goal to become the youngest person in the world to climb the Seven Summits, starting with three this year. Brandon was selected a 2006 Reader's Digest Hero of the Year.
-London Mayor, Anne Marie DeCicco-Best
-Ontario cancer-fighting kids and their families, including Cole Petrie, five year old child fighting neuroblastoma. Cole's heroic battle with cancer inspired then 13 year old Brandon Schupp in Summer 2006 to climb the 10,000 foot Good Hope Mountain on behalf of the 10,000 Canadian kids fighting cancer.
-Brandon Schupp's mother, Ann Freeman and Schupp's father Marv Schupp.
-Mary Lye, Childhood Cancer Foundation (and mother of a childhood cancer survivor)

What:
-Brandon Schupp's sponsorship and fundraising campaign to raise the funds to underwrite his three expeditions is called "Brandon's Dream: Mountain of Hope." Total funds needed to execute all three climbs estimated to be roughly $65,000 (budget available upon request). Any funds raised above what is needed to finance the climbs will be turned over to the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

-Once his climbs are funded, Brandon will use all moneys raised through his climbs to benefit the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada. Canadians may help Brandon realize his dream of a world free of childhood cancer by donating directly to the Childhood Cancer Foundation. Donations made directly to the Childhood Cancer Foundation will be receipted. Funds donated to Brandon's Dream: Mountain of Hope are underwriting costs of the climb and cannot be receipted.

-Last year, Brandon raised $140,000 for Childhood Cancer Foundation through his climb up BC's 10,000 foot Good Hope Mountain, with each foot dedicated to one of the 10,000 kids in Canada fighting cancer.

Mt. Elbrus is in Russia, Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Africa and Mt. Aconcagua is in South America. Elbrus is18,540 FT (5,642M); Kilimanjaro is 19,340 FT (5,895 M); Aconcagua is 22,841 FT (6,964M)

The 2007 "Brandon's Dream: Mountain of Hope" Campaign will benefit the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada, the only national charity dedicated entirely to fighting childhood cancer in Canada. The Foundation funds research, provides support programs, and advocates for children and their families who are affected by cancer. To learn more, please visit www.childhoodcancer.ca.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Brandon Schupp's expeditions, please visit www.brandonsdream.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: ART, B-ROLL AVAILABLE
/For further information: and/or to arrange for an interview, please contact:

Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
Ph: (416) 699-1846
Cell: (416) 568-5974
E: susan@babbleoncom.com
www.babbleoncom.com
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Re: 14 Year Old to Kick Off Seven Summit Campaign in 2007
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12 2007, 22:17 »

What!!!

65000$ to climb those 3 peaks, that's insane unless he brings 6 persons with him. That's not serious.

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Re: 14 Year Old to Kick Off Seven Summit Campaign in 2007
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13 2007, 13:06 »

I had the same toughts MikeW.. I mean, if you check the prices 7summits offers

Kilimanjaro: $1670
Aconcagua: $6962(polish glacier)
Elbrus: $3312

I took the most expensive variations of every trip
lets double these prices to include all kinds of unkown things he might need(and to include flight costs etc). and lets round it up to a nice total number
doubleing the prices gives: $23888.. so lets say $25k

he still needs $40k for something I cant understand.

For the rest: I like his goal and reason... but at that age.. it gives me doubts, just like the 15 year old who wanted to climb big E one or 2 seasons ago... do they realize what they are doing. But ahwell, who am I to wonder about such a thing.

hopefully he'll just live throught it all in the end.
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