Community Outreach

The American Himalayan Foundation

Through her expeditions to Everest, Susan Ershler became aware of the needs of young girls in Nepal, where prostitution trafficking is all too common and funds for education and health expenses are scarce. We give a portion of every keynote presentation to the American Himalayan Foundation’s Stop Girl Trafficking program which sponsors over 14,100 girls in Himalayan schools each year.

This program empowers girls and young women to live their dreams of becoming teachers, social workers and valued members of their communities.

Upwards of 20,000 girls from the poorest parts of Nepal are trafficked every year, you can help. Click here to learn more »

Nepal school kids
Rappelling off 41 story building for Special Olympics

Going Over the Edge for the Special Olympics

Susan Ershler rappels off a 41 story building for the Special Olympics!

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Award Luncheon

Susan was the featured speaker at this fundraising luncheon in Seattle, Washington, to benefit Crohn’s and Colitis research.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s End Colon-Cancer Now

Like so many, our families have been touched by colon cancer. We are proud to support the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s End Colon-Cancer Now campaign. Community Leaders Speak Out: read more.

Chron's & Colitis Foundation Award luncheon
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Fred Hutchinson Alaskan Expedition

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Big Expedition for Cancer. PR Newswire – New York, NY, USA: Read More »
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announces the first-ever expedition to an unclimbed mountain in the name of cancer research.

Big Climb for Leukemia

Seven Summits veterans Phil and Susan Ershler to lead 3,200 climbers up Seattle’s Columbia Center »

Climbers ages 8 to 82 to climb tallest building west of Mississippi for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society — The Columbia Center building in Seattle is 69 stories tall with 1311 stairs and 788 feet of vertical elevation gain.

More than 747,000 Americans have leukemia, myeloma or lymphoma, the most common form of blood cancer. Among children under 20, leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer.

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Women's Philanthropy Fund of Orange County

Women’s Philanthropy Fund of Orange County

Susan spoke at an event for the Women’s Philanthropy Fund of Orange County, the largest women’s giving circle in the nation, which raised more than $130,000 at its annual breakfast. The event, which drew 600 people, funds programs to boost financial literacy of women and girls in the county so they can achieve economic independence.

See the article from The Orange County Register

School Desks in Tanzania

Phil’s clients generously donate desks to the Chagga school children in Tanzania.

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