The money raised will go to support eighty projects dedicated to helping kids worldwide. Through sports programs the Laureus Foundation tackles issues like illiteracy, gang violence, discrimination, AIDS and so much more.
Want to get in on the action? So far this climb has raised €14,153. The goal is €100,000 and they are less than two weeks away.
Watch the video below the jump to hear Martina’s plea for donations. Even star athletes need some help with motivation when it comes to climbing 19,298 feet up a mountain.
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About Ali Berman
Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.