The Summit for Sinai climbers at
the peak of Kilimanjaro.
You’ve heard the amazing stories and seen the exciting media coverage, and we just wanted to conclude by letting you know…they did it! Our Summit for Sinai climbers flew to Africa, climbed one of the world’s highest mountains, saved a young boy’s life and raised over $1.37 million for Mount Sinai Hospital. Incredible!
Lead climber, David Cynamon, created the idea together with Mark Gryfe, the former President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. David then recruited the team of climbers and led them up the mountain, and is thrilled with the outcome. “This was one of the greatest experiences of my life – of all our lives,” says David. “We feel so proud of what we were able to accomplish, both personally and for Mount Sinai – a Hospital that means so much to each of us.”
The whole group is extremely grateful for the outstanding support they received from their generous community of donors. “The fact that we were able to raise such a huge sum of money between only 13 fundraisers, and in a fairly short timeframe, is outstanding,” says Derek Frankfort, a climber who raised over $170,000 for the Hospital. “People were incredibly generous, and really saw the merit in what we were doing. We felt their support the whole way up that mountain.”
With the trek now officially over, the climbers are settling back into their pre-Kilimanjaro lives. However, the impact of their efforts, and of all those who supported them, will be felt for years to come. One life saved on the mountain, and many more saved at Mount Sinai.
On behalf of these incredible climbers, and the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, thank you to everyone who supported this tremendous adventure! If you haven’t already, there is still time to be part of it! Visit summitforsinai.ca and donate today!