Climbing Everest in Support of the National Stroke Foundation
By: Tom Kowpak
On the 25th March 2012 Tom Kowpak will be climbing Mount Everest to raise awareness for the National Stroke Foundation.
With the theme for this year's World Salt Awareness Week being Reducing salt: preventing stroke, what better cause to support than the National Stroke Foundation?!
You can donate to this worthy cause at:
Here is Tom's story......
In 2000, I was in hospital with peritonitis (exploded appendix), one night, the man next to me had a stroke. The sound he was making was unforgettable and has haunted me ever since. For the full story, please see: www.doit4stroke.com.au
Dubbed the night time killer, STROKE has the second highest death rate in Australia, second only to Coronary Heart Disease. Close to 20% of all strokes occur in people under 55 years old, even people under the age of 20 can be affected. Only one in 5 people having a stroke die within one month and one in 3 die within a year. Lastly, strokes cost Australia $2.14 billion each year.
A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly disrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by arteries (blood vessels). Bloody may stop moving through an artery because the artery is blocked by a blood clot, plaque or because the artery breaks or busts.
On March 25, 2012, I will be climbing to the summit of Mt Everest in order to raise awareness and funds for the National Stroke Foundation. Details of my expedition can be found here:
The expedition is for 60 days reaching a height of 8848m above sea level. The top of the world!
The National Stroke Foundation is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and I will provide a receipt for 100% of the funds you donate to use as a tax reduction.
To aid in my trip costs (approximately $50,000) I will receive 20c out of every dollar you donate to the National Stroke Foundation.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on:
Mobile: +61 421 119 561
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