Chicago, June 29, 2011 – The CENTURY 21® System has been supporting Easter Seals for more than three decades, and this July Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, will lead a five-member team through the Alaska Mountain Range to raise money for children and adults with autism, development disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs.
The Climb for Kids team’s goal is to ascend 30,000 feet of elevation over the course of eight days and raise $30,000 for Easter Seals. That’s $1 for each foot of elevation! Visit the CENTURY 21 Easter Seals Champion Page to support the climb and “Like” the CENTURY 21 page at Facebook.com/century 21 to check out the team’s live updates from the mountain.
“It’s only fitting that Rick and the Climb for Kids team will be embarking on this awesome expedition over the Independence Day Holiday,” says James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. “The CENTURY 21 System’s generous support has been helping children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence for more than 30 years. CENTURY 21 brokers and agents are true Easter Seals Champions, having raised and contributed $102 million to Easter Seals since 1979.”
Rounding out the team are four CENTURY 21 System members who will join Davidson on this extreme adventure, including:
The Climb for Kids journey will begin in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 2; then the team will head north to Talkeetna and ascend to the summits of Mt. Eldridge and Explorers Peak. A third summit will be determined based on weather conditions and access from the Eldridge Glacier.
“The CENTURY 21 System’s ongoing commitment to the community and our sole philanthropic partner is as strong as ever,” said Rick Davidson. “The Climb for Kids is meant to help continue this incredible legacy of giving to such a fine and deserving organization. Let’s help kids reach their own personal summits and live their lives with independence.”
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com or http://www.makethefirstfivecount.org/.