Alumnus Garrett Brown and his fiancée, Alex Anne Spencer, leave for Tanzania this month. They plan to climb 19,000-foot-high Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, to raise funds to support cancer patients and their families for the Climb for Cancer Foundation.
It’s personal: Brown’s father is undergoing treatment for leukemia and prostate cancer at Shands – where the younger Brown (M.D., ’13) is in the third year of his internal medicine residency.
Climb for Cancer is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All of the money raised provides services or items for cancer patients who are seen at Shands.
Brown has climbed mountains in Hawaii and hiked the Appalachians, he told a reporter for the Cullman (Alabama) Times, but this is by far his biggest climbing challenge.
The hike is expected to take seven days, and they’ll be hiking with eight other people.
Younger twin brothers Jackson and Stuart Brown are first-year medical students here at the FSU College of Medicine.
Read the related article from the Cullman (Alabama) Times.