Trekking it is not just a great way to raise funds for our projects but trekking gives us a break from our ordinary everyday life and a chance to reconnect with nature and ourselves.
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We are soon to embark (May 26th) on another challenging hike, this time the goal is to plant our flag on top of Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. Cotopaxi is considered the second-highest summit in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897 meters (19,347 feet). And we are doing this to raise funds for the Umatter PROGRAMME!
A sign-up fee of $25.00 is donated on our website (use your email as a reference). Once registered, you will receive a link to join. Our fundraising target is $300 pp. Run, walk, cycle... 60km in 8 days. We will take you through the most beautiful breathtaking scenery in the world. Take on this challenge to help burn survivors in South Africa.
Each year we choose different projects to fund and for 2019 we decided to trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro to raise funds for our second Lumenis Ultra Pulse CO2 Laser Machine, to be donated in Johannesburg to help children with their scars and also to keep funding the U-matter program.
The 15 members of the team representing the Avela Foundation are back in South Africa after a challenging yet extremely rewarding trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC). “All our hard work and preparation paid off”, says Cami Palomo, founder of Avela Foundation that helps children with serious burn injuries on their emotional and physical road to recovery.