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Tom Denham's 2017 Charity Climb

Rachel Denham is a high school soccer player and a great student. She also has a rare hereditary kidney disease called Alport Syndrome that leads to kidney failure, hearing loss and vision problems. Although treatments can delay disease progression, there is currently no cure for Alport Syndrome.

Her father Tom Denham wants to help change that. As an avid mountain climber, he has pledged to raise $50,000 over a ten-year period by participating in an annual charity climb. Tom has raised nearly $30,000 by climbing Devilís Tower in 2012, Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in 2013, and three alpine climbs in the Northern Cascades: Mt. Baker in 2014, Mt. Shuksan in 2015 and Forbidden Peak in 2016.

In July 2017, Tom will complete another climb in the Northern Cascades when he ascends Glacier Peak. Tom's goal is to raise $5,000 this year to directly support outreach, education and research to help patients like Rachel.

Can he count on a tax deductible donation of $25, $50 or $100 from you?