As a cancer survivor, I am grateful to God for the treatment and help I received through the doctors, family and friends during the last nine years of my life. I realize the importance of having the support of foundations like Triumph to empower survivors to complete their emotional and physical healing journey. This motivated me to participate in Triumph to Summit 2021.
This is my first year hiking with Triumph Fitness. This organization has helped me in so many ways, I can’t possibly list them all here. I will say that through their talented, compassionate, and kind staff they’ve encouraged and facilitated my recovery post cancer treatment. While I am grateful for the treatment I received through the doctors, there is a gap in the rehabilitation process once all the procedures and infusions are complete. Triumph helps to bridge that gap.
This is my 5th year participating in this program. I cannot speak highly enough about this non-profit and what they bring to the community. I think we all know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Not only is much work needed to find cures, but following cancer treatment, survivors are often left to their own devices to figure out how to complete the healing journey. It can be daunting. Mind, body, and spirit are all affected from the point of hearing the “c” word to finishing the “treatment”.
It’s summer time in California, which means Triumph to the Summit is underway! I am proud to be the team leader of this amazing team training to hike to the summit of several peaks over 9,000′! This July I am celebrating 21 years as a cancer survivor, and to mark the occasion, I am hoping to raise at least $1,500 for Triumph Cancer Foundation. Why $1,500? Because this is the amount needed to enroll one more cancer survivor in 12 weeks of Triumph Fitness.
Join Team Triumph in the ultimate challenge as we climb Thunder Mountain in the Carson Pass and Mt. Tallac in the Tahoe Basin to show the world that cancer survivors can triumph after cancer! Triumph Fitness alumni, friends, family, and supporters are welcome to join us on this inspiring climb!
Our summer adventures will include hikes to some of the most beautiful high elevation lakes in the Sierra Mountains. We will venture across mountain streams and wild-flowered filled meadows above 9,000′ in elevation to get us ready for the final summit hikes to the tops of Thunder Mountain and Mt. Tallac.
Thunder Mountain towers above Silver Lake on Highway 88. The standard route will take us by the Sentinels and other volcanic rock formations as we near the summit at 9,410′. From our vantage point high above Silver Lake we’ll have 360 degree views of the Carson Pass area.
Mt. Tallac sits in the Tahoe Basin at the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe. The out-and-back hike is nearly 10 miles long with over 3,000′ of elevation gain. Along the way, we will pass several pristine lakes. The last few miles are exposed with very little vegetation, but incredible views. At the summit, the reward for our team will be one of the best views of Lake Tahoe unless you’re in an airplane!
Now YOU can join us Summer of 2021 for more outdoor adventuring towards our goal of $15,000! We have the wonderful opportunity to e-x-p-a-n-d our program to include Virtual Hikes this year! Details on how to virtually hike with us are listed further down.
To sponsor a specific hiker or show your support for our 2021 Triumph to the Summit team, click on the Donate Now button below:
We offer several ways for companies to support our team’s efforts. Each week from July through September, we track our progress on social media with photos, videos, and individual fundraising asks. Opportunities exist to brand photos, video, T-shirts, and gear. Provide the necessary equipment to hikers and survivors. Provide an opportunity for cancer survivors to do something extraordinary.