The team set out to conquer the mountain to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help treat and cure millions of people with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases.

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Legatum

It is with pride that we report that Mark, Alan, Nicolas, Liam and Sebastian have succeeded in their challenge to summit Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro!

The team set out to conquer the mountain to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help treat and cure millions of people with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases. 

The team raised over $90,000, which far exceeded their original goal of $50,000.

Between June 28th to July 6th the team:

1. Scaled the world’s highest free-standing mountain to raise funds to change the lives of over 180,000 people!

2. Took step after deliberate step to climb 5,895m (19,341ft) to raise awareness to help end diseases that prohibit people from walking, working or simply accomplishing daily tasks.

3. Endured and overcame extreme climates, high-altitude sickness and dangerous terrain to raise awareness that NTDs can also be overcome with low-cost treatments applied consistently for a period of time.

To learn more about Neglected Tropical Diseases please visit the END Fund's website at www.end.org


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