2018 FAQ Page

Will I need to raise funds in order to climb?

Team members are challenged to raise $1,000 for the climb. We encourage you to use this opportunity to increase awareness and visibility of this event. Donation envelopes are available to climbers to aid in solicitation to reach their goal.

What is the cost to join the climb?

All climbers are responsible for:

  • Round-trip transportation from your home to the climb destination
  • Medical insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Food and lodging
  • Clothing
  • Hiking gear

What kind of training do I need?

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What kind of clothing and gear do you recommend?

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How will we get from lodging to the trailhead?

We will arrange for round-trip transportation to the trailhead.

How many days should I plan to be in Virginia?

Plan to arrive by Thursday afternoon, two days before the climb, to meet your team members and get enough rest for the climb. On Friday, there will be an orientation meeting, gear check and an opportunity to get any last-minute items. Then you'll have time to relax and get focused for our big day. Saturday we will take the trail to the summit and back. When we finish, we'll return to the hotel for a celebration. Sunday we will say goodbye to the mountain and each other and travel home. If you wish, you may choose to make plans to arrive earlier or stay longer.

What do I do next?

We are actively recruiting a diverse group of individuals, including breast cancer survivors. Please respond with your application as soon as possible.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to contact St. John Providence Foundations at specialevents@stjohn.org or 313-343-4530 if you have questions or concerns about any aspect of the Climb to Beat Breast Cancer.