Registration Open for 6th Annual HERA Climb4LifeSM Metro D.C.

May 31, 2011

HERA’s annual fundraiser transitions to a new scenic, outdoor venue

Denver, Colo. (May 23, 2011) – Registration is now available online for the popular annual climbing and hiking event that raises funds for ovarian cancer research.  Climbers and hikers of all abilities and ages are invited to participate in the 6th Annual HERA Climb4Life Metro DC weekend in Washington DC July 8th- 10th.  For the first time ever, this event will be held outdoors among the crags of the Potomac River, namely Carderock, Maryland and Great Falls, Virginia.

“We are also adding something new this year – a huge Celebration Party Saturday night at the Glenview Manor in Rockville,” said Lisa O’Connor, HERA’s Board Treasurer.  “This will be an amazing night of fun, food and drinks along with our fundraising awards, silent auction and music and dancing.  We’ll also highlight a few crag presentations from local climbers,” she added. 

The registration fee of $50 includes an event t-shirt and goodie bag as well as entrance to various social events including the registration social at REI, climbing, hiking, and new this year– the Climb4Life Celebration at Glenview Manor in Rockville, Maryland.

Other weekend activities include outdoor skills clinics, awards for top fundraisers, gear giveaways, a silent auction and yoga. Registration is available online at

WHAT:           HERA Climb4LifeSM Metro DC Weekend

WHEN:           July 8th – 10

WHERE:         Washington D.C. Metro Area

REGISTRATION FEE:  $50 per person

Via its signature Climb4Life and auxiliary fundraising events, HERA invests 85% of monies raised each year for continued ovarian cancer research, awareness, education and community support.

About the HERA Foundation:

The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.  As a nationally recognized ovarian cancer organization, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions.  In so doing, HERA attracts more young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling the disease.  In addition, HERA awards grants to local community groups to raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways.  More information is available at

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