Mission Summit was founded in 2011 when a group of friends had set a goal to climb Kilimanjaro. When one of the friends was diagnosed with MS, this goal received an extra charge. The friends decided to link their goal to fundraising to help MS out of the world. It is now time for a new climb!
In the Netherlands about 17,000 (1 in 1000) people have MS, worldwide there are more than 2.5 million. This disease of the central nervous system has a major impact on the lives of MS patients and their environment, since the disease is chronic and people with MS are stuck to a medication trajectory throughout their lives. There is no solution for MS yet.
By climbing the Kilimanjaro Mission Summit wants to bring MS to the attention of the general public. The participants in the climb will endeavor to ask more attention for MS and raise money for research into MS. With the attempt to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, a unique team is formed that together battle the MS and take on a very nice sporting challenge.
There will be people with MS and people without MS. The participants with MS have a form of MS where they can still do relatively much. The participants feel a great responsibility to bring MS to the attention and raise money for research into MS.
Mission Summit believes that scientific research is the way forward for solving this nerve-racking disease. That is why this expedition is linked to fundraising. The goal is to raise at least € 50,000. This amount will benefit the research 'Project Y - Why does MS go differently for everyone'. This research has been initiated by Prof. dr. Dr. Bernard Uitdehaag, neurologist and director of the VUmc MS Center Amsterdam and also ambassador of Mission Summit.
More information about Project Y can be found on the VUmc site.
Mission Summit will invest your donation in groundbreaking and lifesaving research.