MY STORY - Why & More...

Why Kilimanjaro? Why Make-A-Wish? Why am I doing this?

The short answer:

1. I was inspired by the story of a little girl who died way to young.

2. I am incredibly thankful that my husband survived his fight against leukemia more than 20 years ago.

3. I don't have a clue what it's like to have a sick child but as a mom, my heart aches for those who do.

4. I long to make a difference in the world, big or small.

5. I know I'm going to be so proud of myself when it's all said and done.

The longer answer:


Fundraiser (1) Home-made pancake mix!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a
delicious pancake breakfast... for a good cause!

To kick off my fundraising efforts for the Kilimanjaro 2011 Expedition benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, I will be preparing and selling* home-made pancake mix (just in time for Mother’s day weekend).

The mix, which will keep up to six weeks (or longer if kept in your freezer!) will be stored in mason jars and include a recipe card with instructions to prepare the yummy pancakes.


Getting started...

My spot is reserved and I bought my first pair of real hiking boots a couple days ago. If that doesn't make it official, I don't know what does.Whew!
I, Andrea Matte, am going to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in January 2011 to raise $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
In doing so I'm going to help make at least one child's special wish come true… A child who may not have the opportunities that I've had. A child who is suffering from an illness that threatens his or her life. A child that might not have the luxury of saying “someday”…