Alison From Perth Braves Mountain In Argentina For Charity

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12 January 2010

Reaching new heights for charity

Despite facing extreme altitude, severe winds, and cold temperatures, Alison

Spencer, 32, from Perth will be tackling the highest mountain in both the Western

and Southern Hemispheres – Aconcagua in Argentina – to raise vital funds for

Redkite that supports children and young people through cancer.

Towering at almost 7000 metres, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world

outside of Asia and will be no easy feat. However, Alison is determined to reach the

summit and raise awareness of Redkite.

“Children and young people facing cancer show incredible courage, strength and

determination and it is these qualities that I will draw upon as I attempt the summit to

Aconcagua,” said Alison. 

The adventurous climb starting on 16 January will take around 22 days to complete

with temperatures reaching in excess of minus 30 degrees Celsius. But Alison is

determined to reach the summit.

“I am truly inspired by the services that Redkite provides,” Alison explains. “By

reaching for the stars, I hope to help and inspire children and young people through

the difficult cancer journey.”

Redkite’s Jane Endacott said: “Redkite’s focus is to provide families with real and

practical support when they need it most and as we receive no government funding,

we rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters.

“We are very grateful for Alison’s bravery and support to help families all across

Australia dealing with childhood cancer. We will all be rallying behind her as she

makes her ascent.”


For more information please contact:

Natalie Kikken, Marketing and PR Coordinator, Redkite


02 9219 4019



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