Help Erie’s Future Fund Scholars “Climb” to Success!

Kilimanjaro update:

Joyce Miller with Banner

Dr. Joyce Miller briefly pausing during her Mt. Kilimanjaro climb.

For two days, Dr. Joyce Miller climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in very precarious situations.  Most of the time was spent climbing rocks up the mountain, instead of the anticipated trekking.  The second day of the climb took 12 hours, instead of the expected 4-7 hours.  Due to chest pains and a low heartbeat from the altitude and climbing intensity, Joyce needed to descend Kilimanjaro (another 4 hour trek!).  Thank goodness that Joyce decided to climb back down the mountain at that time.  It took her a few days for to recover from the physically taxing climb, but Joyce was looking forward to the rest of her visit in Tanzania.

We would like to congratulate Joyce for her strength and determination during such a difficult climb.  Joyce explains, “I got up to 12,300 ft and have memories of the most difficult physical exhaustion I have ever felt, the coldest sleeping conditions in a sleeping bag that was difficult to move around in…However, the stars on the mountain were amazing.”

Joyce Miller, you are one of Erie’s Future Fund’s amazing “stars”, forever shining the light on Erie’s Future Fund and the importance of  providing our children with a high-quality early childhood education experience.  We applaud you for your accomplishment- 12,300 feet!  Erie’s Future Fund thanks you, and everyone who has and will be donating to your Mt. Kili fundraiser.  This fundraiser continues until the end of June:

Join Dr. Joyce Miller to Help Erie’s Future Fund Scholars “Climb” to Success!

Dr. Joyce Miller is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in June to support Erie’s Future Fund, which is a scholarship program that helps low-income children attend high quality early education programs throughout Erie County.

She is initially donating $5,000 from her company, Northwest Institute of Research.
Her goal is to raise another $5,000, which she will match,
for a total of $15,000 for Erie’s Future Fund.

 Please help Joyce reach her goal

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Thank you Dr. Joyce Miller and the Northwest Institute of Research, for Helping Erie’s Future Fund Scholars “Climb” to Success in School and Life!