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Amount Raised
30 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $15,000.00
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I’m making the 17,600-foot climb to Mt. Everest Base Camp to honor my mother, a 28-year cancer survivor, whose determination and perseverance have been an inspiration to me. I’m also climbing for Justin, the 20 year old son of a colleague, who defeated Hodgkin Lymphoma last year.

Nearly 10 million people die each year from cancer - and while we’ve made a great deal of progress in the quest toward cures over the past decade, we’ve got a ways to go before we reach the “Summit.” To get there, we must keep climbing, keep raising funds and keep supporting lifesaving research.

This is exactly why I decided to join Luke and the EBC 2020 Team to help raise $1 million for cancer research through Fred Hutch’s Climb to Fight Cancer. This climb is a personal passion for me, but fighting cancer is also a passion for my company, Servier. I lead the M&A and Venture Investments group, and I’m pleased to say that we allocate most of our time and capital toward partnerships and investments aimed at driving advancement in cancer research and treatments forward.

I’m incredibly proud of Servier’s support of this initiative. Servier has been committed to fighting deadly diseases for more than six decades, and we’ve made cancer a top priority. We’re a privately held, global company, working in 150 countries, and cancer touches every single community we operate in. I’m honored to make this climb on behalf of all Servier employees, their families and the patients who are at the center of our vision, values and vocation as a company.

At Servier, we’ve long admired the sheer drive and incredible work that has come to define Fred Hutch for 44 years. As a foundation run company, we see many of our own values and priorities mirrored in the humanitarian approach that Fred Hutch applies to science, and we’re proud to be a part of this movement to generate the awareness and funds that we all hope will lead to cures.

Please click the “Donate” button and give to the Climb to Fight Cancer. Your gift is 100 percent tax deductible and will help to fund research that will lead to life-saving breakthroughs. Thank you so much for your support!


My Climb Journal


Update from the City of Light
When you live in a flat city like Paris, you have to get creative when it comes time to train. Even without nearby mountains to practice on, I'm staying committed training for the Everest Base Camp Trek (with a little guidance from Alpine Ascents). That means hitting the gym at 7 a.m., setting the treadmill to maximum incline and slinging my 20-pound backpack over my shoulders. During the actual trek, this backpack will be filled with water, food and other supplies, so I must get used to the weight.
The greatest endurance challenge of my training regimen? Surviving the curious stares of my fellow gym-goers!

by Olivier Madec on Wed, Mar 04, 2020 @ 2:45 PM

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