GWPC Surgical Climb-A-Thon Success
On November 18th, GWPC, in partnership with the Bay Area Surgical Mission, sponsored the first ever Surgical Climb-A-Thon. The Bay Area Surgical Mission, a group of volunteer physicians and nurses, travels each year to the Philippines to offer free surgical care to indigenous populations. The physicians who go on these missions donate their time as well as pay their own travel costs. All proceeds from the Climb-A-Thon went directly toward the purchase of medications, sutures, and bandages.
The event was a huge success. The Climb-A-Thon generated over $1000 dollars for the Bay Area Surgical Mission! The winner of the men's competition climbed 29 routes in 3 hours and the winner of the women's climbed 15 routes!
Thanks to all the support of the Touchstone climbers who joined in and helped make this fundraiser so much fun. Good luck to the surgeons and medical staff as they bring the equipment necessary and help those in the Philippines who need assistance.
Labels: Bay Area Surgical Mission, Climb-A-Thon, Great Western Power Co.