Peaks for Change Foundation

A Charitable Foundation to #endstigma surrounding mental health

At Peaks for Change we believe in fundraising towards #leadingchange.

Currently we are creating awareness and fundraising to #endstigma surrounding Mental Health by climbing the highest mountains on the 7 continents of the world.

We call this fundraiser The 7 Summits for Mental Health. Peaks for Change was founded by Ema Dantas and she is climbing each and every summit!

The 7 Summits:

1. Oceania: Carstensz Pyramid (Indonesia)
COMPLETED – Oct. 12, 2017
4,884m (16,023 ft)
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2. Africa: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
COMPLETED – Jan. 6, 2018
5,895m (19,340 ft)
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3. Europe: Elbrus (Russia)
COMPLETED Jul. 29, 2018
5,642m (18,510 ft)
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4. Antarctica: Vinson Massif (Antarctica)
COMPLETED – Dec. 5, 2018
4,892m (16,049 ft)
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5. South America: Aconcagua (Argentina)
COMPLETED – Feb. 19, 2019
6,959m (22,832 ft) 
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6. North America: Denali (USA)
TBD
6,194m (20,320 ft) 

7. Asia: Everest (Nepal/Tibet)
TBD
8,848m (29,029 ft)

8. Australia: Mount Kosciuszko
TBD
2,228, (7,310 feet ft)

The 8th Summit is to accommodate both the Bass and Messner versions of the 7 Summits.

Our current project aims to raise $700,000.00 over the next two years.

Funds will be donated to CAMH Foundation in direct support of the groundbreaking CAMH Urgent Drop-in Clinic. This clinic will dramatically improve access to timely care and support a wide range of people with mental illness, including depression and psychosis. The clinic will also lessen repeat emergency care visits by ensuring continuity of care and availability to anyone regardless of age, gender or diagnosis.“ In short, the Urgent Drop-in Clinic will transform the experience of seeking care after a crisis.”, CAMH

CAMH states:

“The next breakthrough in mental health will come from CAMH”.

We believe that as well. CAMH is not only Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, it is also one of the world’s leading research centers for addiction and mental health. See our letter of support from CAMH.

Adventurous volunteers are climbing the Seven Summits to raise $700,000.00. All funds raised for this challenge will be directed to CAMH, as all costs related to the expeditions themselves are 100% privately funded!

Help us raise $700,000.00 over this two year campaign!

Help us #endstigma.

ALL donations are eligible for a tax deductible receipt!

ALL expeditions are privately funded by the individuals themselves.

Extreme Winds – Mount Elbrus Russian Summit 2018

Tyrolean Traverse – Carstensz Pyramid 2017

EMA’S STORY

DID YOU KNOW?

Completing this feat is not a common occurrence. Worldwide, a little more than 50 woman have ever completed the 7 Summits. It is a task that requires great physical endurance and drive, along with a mental affinity to experience new and exciting places and tasks!