Welcome to Michelle Anne Olsen's Fundraising Page!
Friends of CARE
**Please note that I will now be climbing Kilimanjaro on behalf of CARE in 2015. My climb dates are TBD.**
My name is Michelle Anne Olsen and I am joining forces with CARE Canada to raise funds to empower women and girls around the world to fight global poverty and climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2015.
This opportunity is a dream come true for me in more ways than one. First of all, I am over the moon to be dedicating my trek to raising funds for CARE Canada. I can’t think of a worthier cause than CARE’s projects and programs, dedicated to:
- empowering women and girls to effectuate change in their communities;
- working to improve maternal and child health practices;
- improving access to clean water and sanitation, education, health care and economic opportunities;
...and more, all around the world.
Then there’s the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro itself! This will be my second trek for charity. I climbed the Inca Trail in Peru in 2013, and ever since I returned from that amazing adventure in the Andes, I’ve had my heart set on climbing to the Roof of Africa. I was held back from joining the CARE Kilimanjaro team in 2013 and 2014 due to an injury, but I’ve worked hard to get back on my feet and am raring to get back on the stairclimber to train for this next climb.
The opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Tanzania, a country where CARE does amazing work, is the figurative cherry on the cake. I was lucky enough to travel to East Africa in 2010 and do not hesitate to say that that experience changed my life. I can’t wait to return to this beautiful part of the world, and to support projects that directly impact communities around Kilimanjaro.
I encourage you to learn more about CARE’s amazing programs at http://care.ca/, and to consider sponsoring my trek. (You will receive a tax receipt if you donate $10.00 or more to my efforts.)
Michelle Anne Olsen