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Departing: May 29th 2018
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In partnership with the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, Choose a Challenge is offering 20 explorers from George Washington University the chance to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and for many people, standing on its summit is a lifelong ambition. The snow-capped peak was first reached by German explorers in the late 19th Century and you will follow in their footsteps as you attempt to scale this mighty mountain! The world’s highest free-standing peak and tallest volcano, Mt. Kilimanjaro, rises alone from the surrounding savannah. Situated in Tanzania, this challenge is an amazing opportunity to not only climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, but also to explore East Africa and learn about its rich culture and diverse landscapes.

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But how does this work?

Here at Choose a Challenge, we have a wholly unique model which combines the best of adventure travel with the opportunity to do an amazing thing for others. 50% of your minimum fundraising target will go towards the cost of your adventure and the other 50%+ will go towards the incredible work of theAndrew McDonough B+ Foundation. As such our trips cost you very little. 

Trip Costs

Registration fees (you pay): $590 

Fundraising target (you raise): $5,000-$6,000

Extended Return Option (you choose):  +$1,290






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meet the team

For the GWU 2018 Challenge, Choose a Challenge is working with Phoebe Elizaga to lead 20 adventurers to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. This Challenge will be in aid of the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

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Phoebe Elizaga

Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
George Washington University

Originally from Tacoma, WA, Phoebe is a Biology student studying a George Washington University. On campus she is involved with both the ESA community service sorority, and GW Alternative Breaks. In her free time she enjoys hiking and a good cup of coffee. Phoebe joined Choose a Challenge to not only go on an incredible adventure, but to also start changing the lives of others through charity!


Carly Bergstein

Program Director
Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

B+ honors the life of Andrew McDonough. Andrew battled leukemia, septic shock and complications of childhood cancer for 167 days before passing away on July 14, 2007, at the age of 14. Andrew’s B+ blood type became his family’s and friends’ motto throughout his fight against childhood cancer — to “Be Positive”. Currently we are the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with cancer in the United States. 



Mike Crocker

"Hi everyone, I'm Mike, the V.P. of Marketing here at Choose a Challenge and I'll be working closely with the team at GWU. If you have any questions please feel to email me or message me on Facebook."

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email: Support@chooseachallenge.com


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