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Follow Justin on Kilimanjaro

Justin Vézina, age 16, type 1 diabetic, will begin his journey on July 24, 2015, to reach the highest mountain peak in Africa, accompanied by his mother and his sister.

There are individuals who spread joy and inspire others through their determination and strength of character. Justin Vézina is one of those exceptional persons. He began by a 5-day trek on Machu Picchu in 2011 and was then inspired by the success of his uncle, André Besner, who has reached three peaks, including two for the cause of diabetic children. Justin was ready to take on a new challenge. He invites you to join him and help raise funds for the Foundation.

Justin was ready to take on a new challenge and he invites you to join him.

You can join Justin, his mother Christine Robillard and his sister Maude as they head for the highest peak in Africa at 19,341 feet above sea level, on an adventure where you will walk in the everlasting snow and encounter giraffes and zebus in the heart of this unique national park in Tanzania. Parents, friends, hikers, and nature enthusiasts, this challenge will allow you to draw closer to the daily life of diabetic children as they push their limits day-in day-out.

The expedition is organized by the Karavaniers – a professional trekking team based in Quebec. The trip includes four days of pre-trekking on Mount Meru to help you acclimatize, followed by the climb of Kilimanjaro and its three summits.

Support this challenge by making a donation

Are you ready for an adventure? This is your chance!

Dates: July 24 to August 8, 2015

Total length of trip: 16 days

Cost: $5,495 (Excluding airfare. Price may vary depending on the number of participants. Non-refundable deposit of $600)

Minimum requirement for fundraising: $3,000. All proceeds will be donated to the Foundation.

For more information:
Lucie Brisebois
514-731-9683, Ext. 225
lbrisebois@diabetes-children.ca