"Climbing for Hope - Alps 2013” is the joint effort of two Lebanese Mountaineers - Henry Saliba and Afif Khawly. They will be attempting two classic Alpine climbs – the Matterhorn, an iconic 4478m spire of rock and ice that pierces the horizon and towers over the town of Zermatt; and the north face of the Tour Ronde, a 3792m near-vertical expanse of ice slopes representing one of the most sought after technical routes in the Alps. Through this expedition, under the sponsorship of ARAMEX, they hope to raise awareness and funds for The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a non-political, non-profit organization established in 1991 to provide medical aid to suffering children from the region, mainly the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine); the main objective is to identify and treat every child in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been sent abroad for treatment.
They also hope to bring to light the principles and values of mountaineering:
They also hope to elevate the stature of this sport in the Middle East.
The PCRF is a legally-registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization established in 1991 by concerned people to address the medical and humanitarian needs of Palestinian and Arab youths in the Middle East. We have provided thousands of children life-saving care based on their need, not on religion, gender, nationality or sect.
The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run international, volunteer medical missions to the Middle East, in additional to locating free medical care abroad for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. The PCRF is the main organization regularly sending injured and sick Arab children to North and South America, the Middle East and Europe for free care that is not available to them there. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been abroad for millions of dollars of donated care, and over 10,000 have had complex surgery by our visiting medical missions to the region. The PCRF has been awarded the top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for fiscal management, while being able to treat more kids than any other charity in the Middle East.
|Tammam Abushakra||09/01/2013||$100.00||Louis McGlasson||08/25/2013||$15.00||Palestine has suffered enough!||Margaret D Kooistra||08/22/2013||$50.00||Deeb Kayed||08/22/2013||$100.00||TCF||08/03/2013||$130.00||Gus & Zeina||08/03/2013||$100.00||Lujain||08/01/2013||$100.00||Jim Ragsdale||07/27/2013||$100.00||Sorry, a little late on the uptake...you're probably descending already!||Jack Harrison||07/26/2013||$50.00||Great stuff Henry. Hope the training was sufficient...||Rima D||07/24/2013||$100.00||Reachin for the stars! love it!||Anonymous Friend||07/23/2013||$250.00||Nesreen Srouji||07/23/2013||$500.00||Amazing initiative, Afif and Henry! The PCRF is an amazing organisation.||Fawzi and Doreen Khawly||07/23/2013||$700.00||Fadi Khawly||07/23/2013||$200.00||Good luck! Great job. We are all proud of u||Hawazen||07/20/2013||$100.00||Good luck !!!||Gmoni||07/20/2013||$105.00||Good luck my brothers.||Dania & Rami Abuhamdeh||07/20/2013||$100.00||Great cause. Good luck!||Houda Dabboussi||07/19/2013||$150.00||Good Luck Afif, proud of you Coz:) xxx||Khalil Shadid||07/19/2013||$150.00||Great initiative! Good luck! We support you||Carballo's boys||07/19/2013||$148.00||So proud of you dear Henry!||Ehab Hassan||07/19/2013||$680.00||Zach||07/19/2013||$25.00||“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” - Hal Lindsey||Samer & Jihan Choucair||07/19/2013||$300.00||Enjoy the vacation boys!||Anonymous Friend||07/18/2013||$100.00||Lama S||07/17/2013||$200.00||Good luck guys! This is really amazing!||Hulan||07/17/2013||$822.00||Good luck!||Anonymous Friend||07/17/2013||$30.00||Best of luck & safe climbing. x||Razan Al Masri||07/17/2013||$200.00||Good luck! Safe climb xx||Anonymous Friend||07/17/2013||$100.00||Good luck Henry!||Samia||07/17/2013||$200.00||Good luck boys!! very proud of you||Nikesh Daryani||07/15/2013||$1,000.00||Lena Khajah||07/14/2013||$100.00||Julia Assaad||07/14/2013||$100.00||Great cause. All the best to you both on your adventure.||Henry Yip||07/11/2013||$100.00||Good Luck!||Maha El Zabri||07/11/2013||$100.00||you both make us proud! xx||Anonymous Friend||07/10/2013||$100.00||Wishing a safe trip for everyone participating in this event for this nobel cause||Agnes El-Akoury||07/09/2013||$100.00||Raymond Gedeon||07/08/2013||$200.00||Siddharth Varma||07/08/2013||$150.00||Mazen||07/08/2013||$50.00||Goodluck||Reem Shaath||07/08/2013||$200.00||Good luck and enjoy the climb!||Joanne K||07/07/2013||$100.00||GoodLuck!! Afif - show them what circuit factory has done for you!||Anuar Osman||07/07/2013||$150.00||Wonderful and noble initiative.||Omar Bibi||06/28/2013||$150.00||Good luck...||Anonymous Friend||06/28/2013||$100.00||Jinan||06/27/2013||$100.00||Great cause, good luck!||Rena Khawly||06/22/2013||$150.00||7ala||06/21/2013||$150.00||Now this, is a good reason to climb.. I never understood your other reasons ;-) Bravo double trouble! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.||Hala Nasrallah||06/20/2013||$200.00||I admire you guys for touching hearts, changing lives. All the best!||Sofia||06/18/2013||$500.00||Great cause! Good luck.||Nabil Mufti||06/17/2013||$150.00||This is wonderful Afif and Henry. Wish you the best.||Tannous family||06/12/2013||$150.00||We wish you both luck! Enjoy the climb and be safe!||lana nahawi||06/09/2013||$500.00||Go Henry!!! thank you for continuing to inspire and remind us of love and service. Good luck and take care!||Michael||06/07/2013||$200.00||Go Guys, this is a great cause. Michael||laya||06/07/2013||$200.00||Dynamic duo!||Anonymous Friend||06/06/2013||$100.00||Wish you the very best of luck!||Walid Saade||06/06/2013||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||06/06/2013||$100.00||Sara Ghannoum||06/06/2013||$150.00||Sebastian & Marielle Saliba||06/04/2013||$100.00||Great cause and a great team! We wish Henry and Afif the best on this great adventure!|