Friday, November 29, 2013

Introducing our 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro Team

On January 12th, 2014 eleven dedicated Outward Bound Canada adventurers will leave the comforts of home behind and take a journey all the way to Tanzania to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in support of our charitable programs for youth and adults.  As we lead up to the climb, we will be sharing a little bit about each climber every week so you can get to know the team and show your support.

First up is Kristen Baumann, sponsored to go on this journey by our partners at Closing the Gap Healthcare Group. Read more about Kristen and her journey below, or check her personal blog here.

“I was born and raised in Midland, Ontario and am a fifth generation Midland resident.  I now live in Midland with my husband Markus and our two girls, Taylor (9) and Cameron (6).  We enjoy boating and camping from this gateway to the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay.  I am a physiotherapist and practiced in community pediatrics since 1998.  In 2012, I transitioned to my current role of Client Services Supervisor for Closing the Gap Healthcare Group (CTG).

Traveling to Africa and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro has always been on my bucket list. In 2013, CTG partnered with Outward Bound Canada, as a way to give back to the community.  They secured a position in the 2014 Kilimanjaro Expedition and pledged to help fund the participant’s portion of the trip as a way to give back to their own staff.  To select one staff member to sponsor, they held a contest where employees submitted a 2-minute application video.  My video, highlighting the three reasons why I should be selected, was judged as the winner!  I cannot wait to conquer the challenges that this adventure presents.”

Please help Kristen and her fellow climbers reach their goal by making a donation to her personal fundraising page here or, support the Outward Bound Canada in general by clicking on the "Canada Helps" icon below:

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