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Free Learn to Climb Clinics


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March 31, 2007

For those who have always wanted to learn to rock climb, REI and the Boulder Rock Club are offering a series of learn to climb clinics. The clinics are free and are part of the HERA Ovarian Cancer Climb4Life event, which will be held for the first time on the Front Range this summer.

The pre-event clinics at the REI Flagship Store in Denver will be held Tuesday, May 15th, from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, June 4th, from 6-8 p.m. The Boulder Rock Club will host events May 21st, from 6-8 p.m. and June 11th, from 6-8 p.m. To register for the climbing clinics you must be a registered participant of the Climb4Life event in Boulder/Denver. Registration is $50. The clinics are designed to get Climb4Life participants ready to go outside on Saturday, June 16th, with guides from the Colorado Mountain School. These classes will teach beginners everything they need to know, from how climbing shoes should fit to how to belay and climb.

For more information on the HERA Climb4Life event or the free clinics, please visit the HERA Foundation website, www.climb4lifeco.kintera.org, contact Eden Ellman at the Boulder Rock Club at ellman@totalclimbing.com, or contact the Denver REI store directly at 303-756-3100.

In addition to the free clinics, the HERA Climb4Life event will also feature outdoor and indoor events at climbing destinations in and around Boulder, including the famous crags of Boulder and Eldorado canyons. Expert guides from Colorado Mountain School as well as a bevy of professional climbers from around the country, including Boulder locals Heidi Wirtz and Bobbi Bensman, will donate their time to lead climbers of all ability levels as they climb to raise funds for ovarian cancer research. Gear will be provided and participants can register at www.climb4lifeco.kintera.org. The event is open to women, men and children of all ages, and no climbing experience is necessary. Cost for participants is $50 with a $500 minimum to be in the raffle. The Climb4Life event also includes a raffle, Hang Time party, yoga, massage, and plenty of great food. Participation is limited, so register now.

The HERA Climb4Life Boulder/Denver volunteer team is also still looking for both climbers and non-climbers who are interested in working various aspects of the event, from belaying to hanging out at the reservation table. For more information, please visit the site, www.climb4lifeco.kintera.org.

The HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research and empowering communities to provide support. For more information visit www.herafoundation.org. To schedule an interview with HERA Foundation founder Sean Patrick please call 970.948.7360.

Media Contact:
Lizzy Scully
lizzy@girlsed.org
703-887-9755

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