RED LION, YORK COUNTY—Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint of heart, but a local York County man said he can do it, if he does it for a reason.
"He's the kind of guy that if there is that kinda challenge that close to where he is gonna be, he's gonna wana do it," said the climber's wife, Michele Glass.
Chris Glass works for the IMA World Health Organization and he's seen, first hand just how much children suffer from Burkitt's Lymphoma.
His international trips to see these children have taught him that they don't have to be in pain if people were aware of the symptoms quicker.
"My boys are right in the middle of that age," he said.
So with every step to the top of the highest African peak, Chris is raising awareness of a disease that attacks children that are around his sons' ages.
Chris will take 6 days to climb up and down the mountain with one guide.
He is spending hours a day training his body for the journey up the 19,000 foot slope.
"Stop and wait, take three steps and stop and wait but it's just continuing, you have to just keep going," Chris said of the tedious climb ahead.
Want to follow Chris up the highest peak in Africa? Follow the link below to his blog site: http://www.climbingforima.blogspot.com/
To donate to his cause: https://secure3.convio.net/ima/site/Donation2?1543.donation=form1&df_id=1543