Bobbi Bensman Climbs for HERA

July 25, 2013

Pro climber, Bobbi Bensman, is doing the 24 Hours of Horse Shoe Hell, September 26-29 in Jasper, Arkansas, and she’s raising money for HERA.  Here’s what she has to say:

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When I first heard about this event three years ago, I thought to myself, “this is right up my alley.” I’ve raced in numerous ultra endurance style mountain bike races, Leadville 100, Breckenridge 100, 12-hour solo races, and several 50 and 70 milers. To do a 24-hour climbing competition on real rock through the night sounds real attractive, in a really perverted way. It also sounds like a perfect way to help a cause that is very important to me: the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation.

I’ve been involved with HERA since its beginning. Sean Patrick was a very dear friend of mine. I also lost my mother, Gee Gee Berkowitz, to breast cancer and then ultimately, lung cancer. I believe in HERA and want to support it. I hate CANCER! Even though the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is not technically a HERA event, why not make it one. This is a perfect venue for this sort of fundraising effort because HERA is well-known for its Climb4Life series.

I will be representing Evolv at the event, along with athlete Samantha Caligiuri. Evolv is one of HERA’s long-standing sponsors, so, again, this event is a perfect fit for HERA. Please support my 24 hours of climbing to raise funds for HERA. All climbs must be lead and my goal is to complete 50 climbs. We will be in the Elite Category so that we can climb as hard or as easy as we want. You can support me by donating an amount per climb, or a single gift. No amount is too large or too small.  Donate now by clicking here:  Bobbi Climbs 2013.

Bobbi’s family has a long history of supporting HERA.  Her 5-year old daughter, Addi Srednick, raised $1200 for our cause.  Click here to read the story.

Good luck, Bobbi, and thanks for turning your passion into action for HERA!

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