City Light Volunteer Climbers Reach Rainier Summit, Raise Money for American Lung Association

On their climb up Washington’s tallest mountain, Seattle City Light employees Ed Richards and Cecile Bamer had two goals – reach the 14,411 foot summit and raise money for the American Lung Association. During the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air, they achieved both.

 

Photo of volunteer climbers.

Volunteer climbers in the Climb for Clean Air. Seattle City Light’s Cecile Bamer (teal parka) is holding the right corner of the sign. City Light’s Ed Richards is kneeling at the right edge of the sign (orange parka). Photo courtesy of John Granen Photography.

On their climb up Washington’s tallest mountain, Seattle City Light employees Ed Richards and Cecile Bamer had two goals – reach the 14,411 foot summit and raise money for the American Lung Association.

During the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air, they achieved both.

Richards and Bamer raised $3,954 in donations from their colleagues at Seattle City Light for their climb to the top of Mount Rainier on July 27.

“Ed and I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all City of Seattle employees who so generously gave not only their financial support, but also encouraged us along our journey,” Bamer said.

The event was started by mountaineer Lou Whittaker 26 years ago. Since that first ascent, volunteer climbers have raised more than $5 million to support lung association programs, including $150,000 this year.

Funds raised by participants will support the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific’s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 

For more information about the event and the American Lung Association, visit the event website at http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=6740&pg=entry .