OBSERVATORY’S SEEK THE PEAK RAISES QUARTER MILLION

by Christian Mower on July 25, 2012

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY SAYS THE WEEKEND’S 12TH ANNUAL “SEEK THE PEAK” HIKE-A-THON RAISED MORE THAN $250,000, MAKING IT THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER IN THE 80-YEAR HISTORY OF THE NORTH CONWAY BASED NON-PROFIT.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER CARA RUDIO SAYS THE EVENT BROUGHT IN ABOUT $60,000 MORE THAN ANY PREVIOUS EVENT.

MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE 2-DAY EVENT THAT INCLUDED THE HIKE UP MOUNT WASHINGTON SATURDAY IN GREAT WEATHER – AND A POST-HIKE PARTY AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN’S AUTO ROAD.

TOP FUNDRAISER CHRIS CHOMA OF READING, MASS. RAISED NEARLY $17,000.

TOP TEAM FUNDRAISER “TEAM MARGARITA” BROUGHT IN NEARLY $18,000.

OBSERVATORY EXEC. DIRECTOR SCOT HENLEY SAYS THE HIKERS, DONORS AND SPONSORS HAVE “RAISED THE BAR ONCE AGAIN… AND WE ARE TRULY HUMBLED BY THEIR SUPPORT.”

THE OBSERVATORY’S MISSION IS TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE EARTH’S WEATHER AND CLIMATE. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.mountwashington.org.