Thursday, May 23, 2013

Alice Cooper autographed guitar reaches Mt. Everest summit before charity auction

Firefighter Todd Pendleton has climbed Mt. Everest to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and he took an autographed Alice Cooper guitar with him to the summit.

Pendleton posted a photo with the signed guitar on the mountain, writing, “I unveil Alice. Somebody had to carry a stratacaster to the top of Everest.”

“After a week long climb, 24 hours in a tent in 60 miles winds, and 16 grueling hours on summit day - We reached the summit of Mount Everest! On May 17th at 7:30n in the morning,” he wrote.

An excerpt from Todd's fund raising page reads: "For the past four years I have had the opportunity to guide Team In Training/LLS participants through the Grand Canyon and Zion. Through these adventures, I have made many relationships with supporters, family members, and survivors. I have been truly inspired by their stories of triumph. Their stories all have one common goal: Beating Cancer! When asked to be a part of an expedition to Everest, I immediately thought of raising money for LLS. Please join me in my Climb For The Cure where we will raise money and awareness for LLS and the many people battling blood cancers!"

So far, Todd has raised $18,980 out of his $25,000 goal for the society.

Read about Todd's journey to the top of Everest on his Facebook page here.

Donations can be made here.

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