Climbing to help children in need
Last August, GardaWorld Director of Treasury Francois East, an avid mountain climber, scaled Mount Illimani in Bolivia to raise funds to assist needy children in Montreal. Francois and his team raised $125,000 to benefit the Centre Jeunesse de Montreal, which provides services for children from infancy to age five. While a severe snowstorm kept Francois and his fellow climbers tent-bound for three days preventing them from reaching the summit, he described the trip as “a fantastic adventure” as these photos attest.
(To read about Francois’ previous fundraising climbs, see Garda Cares article “Helping Needy Children in Quebec” from September 1, 2011).