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In September, 2018, our IHC CEO, Dr Kathleen Bonvicini, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 19,342 ft. She made made this a charity climb to benefit:

  1. Step Up Center, a nonprofit school in Moshi,Tanzania, in dire need of expansion (where she volunteers), and
  2. Creation of an IHC scholarship fund in veterinary and human medicine to promote dissemination of IHC training.

In preparation for this arduous, high-altitude adventure, Kathleen worked with a personal trainer at The Edge, a local fitness center. She also enrolled in a training and research effort at Quinnipiac University’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. QU clinicians helped Kathleen with her physical conditioning and collect data on the physiological effects of the high-altitude climb.

There are three pathways to contribute to this exciting fundraising event:
1. Facebook donation page (closed)
2. Visit Kathleen’s GoFundMe page
3. If you feel more comfortable making a donation via check or credit card, you can contact IHC directly at (800) 800-5907 for details.

Check out the news coverage on this fundraiser-

New Haven Register Sept 3, 2018
Fox 61 News Sept 12, 2018
WTNH News 8 Sept 17, 2018
Fox 61 News October 15, 2018
WTNH News 8 October 29, 2018

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