AUSTIN, TX – In April, 2017, Sean Swarner will be journeying to the North Pole, making him the first cancer survivor to complete “The Explorer’s Grand Slam,” consisting of summiting the seven highest peaks and both poles – all with only one functioning lung.
Livestrong is proud to be partnering in Sean’s ‘Mission of Hope’, as he aims to add 100,000+ names of those touched by cancer onto a flag he will carry with him to the top of the world, encouraging these fighters, survivors, and caregivers to overcome their own extreme challenges. Donations received during the campaign will be given to various cancer charities, including Livestrong and Sean’s own organization, the CancerClimber Association.
“Bringing one hundred thousand people to the top of the world is something that’s never been done before, and I am so excited to, literally, lift these individuals up higher than they ever thought possible.” said Swarner.
Swarner added: “My ultimate goal is to bring hope to the millions, if not billions, of people worldwide who have been touched by cancer. I want to spread a message of healing and triumph with cancer patients around the world, in addition to raising funds and awareness.”
About the Livestrong Foundation
The Livestrong Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 20 years, Livestrong has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than 3.5 million people. A pioneer in the field of survivorship, Livestrong remains a world leader in providing direct services to cancer patients and survivors, advocating for policies that enhance survivors’ quality of life and developing partnerships that create access to cancer programs across the country. Since 2007, the Livestrong at the YMCA program has made a return to fitness and wellbeing possible for more than 40,000 survivors in more than 530 YMCA locations across America. Working with The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, Livestrong is building the Livestrong Cancer Institutes to reinvent and redesign cancer care for and with people affected by cancer. If anyone you know needs cancer support, please visit Livestrong.org/WeCanHelp. For more information about our programs and services, please visit Livestrong.org.
About Sean Swarner
Sean Swarner is unstoppable. More than just a two-time cancer survivor, he is also an author, inspirational speaker and co-founder of The CancerClimber Association. Voted one of the top eight most inspirational people of all time, Sean was the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest. Today, he offers hope through inspiration to cancer patients and survivors alike by focusing on living an active, healthy lifestyle. Sean’s first book “Keep Climbing” has inspired many to reach their peaks of success. He is currently promoting the release of his new e-book series, “7 Summits To Success.” For more about Sean, visit www.seanswarner.com.