Ballardites Gavin and Naisha Erickson have set out to climb Mt. Rainier this summer for the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air. But the 14,410 feet isn’t the only challenge they’re facing – they’ve set their sites on raising a total of $7,000. “We sent out fundraising letters to every person we know and have done a couple of raffles,” Naisha says, but they’ve only raised a little more than half.
Gavin is a project designer at a small architecture firm and Naisha is a nurse with Children’s Hospital. “I am doing this amazing fundraising climb for patients. I’m hoping that my helping the American Lung Association will help my patients by finding new treatments and cures for lung disease,” she tells us.
These two aren’t the only Ballardites doing the Climb. As we wrote earlier, Mike Erstad, the owner of National Drycleaners, will also attempt to summit the mountain. His goal is $4,000 and he’s raised $1,550. His fundraising page is here.