Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebrating My Birthday on the Trail of Life

I have hiked on my birthday every year since I turned 31, and conquered Camel's Hump, Vermont's second highest peak, after years of feeling stuck in obesity. Today, on my 37th birthday, will be no different.

My weight chart looks like a mountain range with ups and downs. But the most important thing that I can do is to keep moving forward. And though I have struggled to get the scale to move down these past couple of years, I know I have the power to move upward and onward.

Hiking is my favorite way to celebrate life and all my body can do. This year will be a test of strength, stamina and spirit as I take on Kilimanjaro a third time. My goal is to raise $1 per foot of the mountain -- $19,343 -- for Global Alliance for Africa's AIDS orphans programs.

It is my greatest hope that my journey inspires others to better health and a better world.

Click here to make a donation to Global Alliance for Africa on behalf of my next trek.

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