A climb in the European Alps to support oncology patients

From 29 July to 12 August, Aina Muceniece Virotherapy Foundation in cooperation with the Mountain Group organises a climbing trip dedicated to support oncology patients: “Climb For Cancer” in the European Alps, reaching the top of Mont Blanc. Similar activities are already popular in the world.

The goal of the project is to encourage and inspire oncology patients to fight the disease, to popularise the resistance against it and to facilitate retaining the quality of life also during the treatment phase.

Einars Repše, Head of Aina Muceniece Virotherapy Foundation, said: “During conversations with oncology patients, they have emphasised that the disease has made them reassess priorities of their life. Many of them are surprised to say that diagnosis does not mean that this is it. Quite the contrary, living a full-fledged life and retaining the quality of life despite the disease become the priority. Members of our team will climb to live. Let’s wish them luck!”

During the trip “Climb For Cancer”, six oncology patients, who are successfully fighting the disease or have already overcome it, will participate at activities approved by their doctors. Before the climb, training will be carried out during which the necessary mountain climbing skills will be acquired and improved.

During the event, the participants will share their experience and stories that will also be published as video diaries on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube platforms, to promote the public understanding of oncology diseases and inspire other patients. In the end of the project, the climb and stories of the participants will be included in a documentary.

Currently the group of participants for the climb “Climb For Cancer” is complete, however, the organisers of the event are ready to accept participants who can finance the trip by themselves.

We invite everybody to support the initiative “Climb For Cancer” and reach the top of a mountain of your choice, or reach the upper floors of buildings climbing stairs and share your achievements in social networks. The altitude does not matter. All the steps taken to support the initiative will be summarised using a joint counter that will be available at the website of Aina Mucenience Virotherapy Foundation http://www.virotherapyfoundation.org and social networks. The goal of the campaign is to inspire people to overcome themselves, step outside the comfort zone, popularise active and healthy lifestyle. To participate at the campaign, mention the number of steps you have taken and use hashtag #cancerclimb.

More information on the event is available at the website of Aina Muceniece Virotherapy Foundation. http://www.virotherapyfoundation.org or via telephone + 371 67809861

Information was prepared by: Aina Muceniece Virotherapy Foundation
Additional information: http://www.virotherapyfoundation.org or via telephone + 371 67809861