Honeymoon on Kilimanjaro

Most couples plan their honeymoon to go on cruises, Hawaii, traveling through Europe. Not many use their honeymoon to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and raise money for Climb for Cancer Foundation. Jamie Berk and Lori Parent plan to get married in three months and will spend their honeymoon in Tanzania.

The trip wasn't intended to be their honeymoon, at least not at first. The trip is a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for cancer patients.

Berk lost his mother's sister to cancer, and one of his colleagues at The Orthopaedic Institute's Alachua office is battling the disease. This trip is a way for him honor their memory.

The trip is being organized through Climb for Cancer Foundation, a group that organizes climbs, funded by participants and focuses on meeting the needs of patients and their families.

The couple has committed to raising $20,000 together. Parent estimated they have about $5,000 to go, although they would love to reach $50,000.

According to Parent this trip capitalizes on her and Berk's love of being outdoors and giving back to the community. She plans to stay involved in service after she and Berk scale the mountain.


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