Peaks for Prosperity is ready to tackle our next mountain, Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali meaning “the great one” in Koyukon. Denali, located in Alaska, is the tallest peak in North America, towering at 20,310’ above the Alaskan tundra. This year we’ve chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as our charity to climb for! When Toni Disalvo, A close friend of the Peaks for Prosperity family, found out that we were climbing Denali, he asked us if we would fulfill a goal for him and his family, by carrying the ashes of his brother Phillip up to the top. It was a great honor to be asked to help in this mission, and of course we accepted. Born in 1959, Phil had been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant and was not expected to live through his first night. Thanks in part to his Mom refusing to resign him to a sheltered life, he became a hero for the CF community, living a full life of adventure and exploration. One of his main passions was mountain climbing and for many years he lived in Colorado, climbing many of its 14 thousand foot peaks. He said that it had always been a dream of his to climb Denali, but unfortunately, he was never able to see that dream fulfilled as passed away in 2004. Peaks for Prosperity decided that another way to honor Phil’s memory was to have this year’s climb for charity be dedicated to Phil, and as such we are going to take all of the donations received and send a check off to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our goal is to raise $5000 in Phillip’s memory and donate it to the CFF. We need your help to see Phil’s dream fulfilled!