the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Hope to New Heights supporting National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Hope to New Heights

About Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Hope to New Heights

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Hope to New Heights

July 7 - 15, 2024


Starts at:  July 5, 2024 12:00 AM
Ends at:  July 5, 2024 11:45 PM




Vanda Soldati

Taking Hope to New Heights

The Mount Kilimanjaro team is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers, and family members who are dedicated to raising awareness and funds in support of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's vision - to one day live in a world where no person loses their life to ovarian cancer. These advocates are dedicating countless hours of mental and physical training as they gear up for their ambitious 19,341 foot uphill trek, through 5 unique climate zones, inspiring strength with each step they take for the teal community around the globe. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is thrilled to partner with climb leader, Sean Swarner of Swarner Expeditions, a two-time cancer survivor, and the only survivor to summit the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents. Check out the incredible stories of our athletes below, and like us on social @nocc_teamteal to follow along the journey of our 7 Team Teal hikers as they Take HOPE to New Heights!

By signing up to be a member of NOCC Team Teal you are truly making a difference with your miles  by helping to improve the lives of individuals affected by ovarian cancer. 

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Hope to New Heights

July 5th, 2024

If you have not yet applied for the trek you can do so below.

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Minimum fundraising levels are required. Thank you for Making a Difference with Your Miles!

"When diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I found myself counting a lot more than usual. Counting the days I had to go until the next chemo, counting medications, and counting days left on restrictions. One of the most significant daily counts I made was counting the stairs to ascend at home. There were 16 stairs to navigate; it took a VERY LONG time to get up and down them. That's behind me now. I am well again, and ready to put one foot in front of the other to climb the estimated 19,341 "stairs" to summit Mount Kilimanjaro with Team Teal, and show the world that cancer can be overcome, one step at a time"..... Angela, Stage II Ovarian Cancer Survivor.


"I was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer, just six months after my mother was diagnosed. Now, seven years later, I wonder why I'm one of “the lucky ones” and still here - showing no evidence of disease. The only thing I can think of is, I am alive to make a difference, to increase awareness about Ovarian Cancer, so other women can be diagnosed earlier and hopefully beat this"... Christine, Stage IV Ovarian Cancer Survivor


"Every year since being diagnosed I push myself to do one challenging adventure a year, to remind myself that I am stronger than cancer. Why, you might ask - why not, would be my response. Why not support my sisters in teal by raising money for the ovarian cancer cause while doing something I love"... Randalynn, Ovarian Cancer Survivor



Why Participate?

Use your love of the outdoors and fitness to support the ovarian cancer cause as a member of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 'Team TEAL'.

Your involvement will help raise awareness of the disease while raising much-needed funds to support programs and fuel the mission of the NOCC.

Your Support Makes a Difference

For over 30 years, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been a source of hope. Your contributions empower us to be a strong advocate for patients, reaching communities nationwide. Through online educational programs, peer-to-peer support initiatives, and a wealth of educational resources, NOCC ensures that those impacted by ovarian cancer find comfort and strength in their journey.

Thank you for your support!