Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids
STEVE DUBRUELER OF COLDWELL BANKER JOINS INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING EVENT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
Steve DuBrueler, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier, will again be a participant in the Climb for Kids, a one-of-a-kind annual event that raises funds and awareness for children’s charities. Beginning December 27th, 2019, a team of four volunteer climbers will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. With an elevation of 22,837 feet, Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, and is one of the so-called “Seven Summits” of the seven continents. It is also one of the tallest climbs without the use of oxygen. The climbers hope to raise over $10,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of St. Jude’s funding comes from individual contributions and fundraising events like the Climb for Kids.
Steve DuBrueler has participated in most of the previous Climbs for Kids and is excited about meeting the challenge again this year. The climbers prepare for this physically demanding expedition over several months, training for many hours each week. In previous years, the climbers have endured extremely treacherous terrain, high winds, and dangerous blizzard conditions throughout their ascents. DuBrueler and his teams have successfully summited over a dozen mountains and helped raise approximately a half-million dollars for numerous children's charities. “Mountaineering has many parallels to life: trust, struggles, fear, desire, accomplishment, and fortitude; all of which the St. Jude kids and their families live through every day," says DuBrueler. “This is an excellent opportunity to pay it forward and lend a hand to a worthy cause.” Steve finds mountaineering a great outlet for his passion for helping others, always remembering that these cold and risky climbs have a warm and safe purpose.
Between now and mid-January, DuBrueler will be raising funds to support the event. Each climber pays all of their own expenses so every penny raised goes directly St. Jude. If you would like to donate funds to support the Climb, please visit http://fundraising.stjude.org/climbforkids. Charitable donations can be tax-deductible.