Red Cross offers ‘Summer of Summits’

       The Westside-based American Red Cross (Pikes Peak Chapter) is helping organize a new fundraising effort called the Red Cross “Summer of Summits '08.”
       Under the plan, teams of four to ten persons can participate in outdoor activities while helping the Red Cross, as well as the Colorado Mountain Club.
       “The event is quite simple,” explains the fundraiserwebsite, “Participants form a team, pick an outdoor objective such as a hike, a peak, or even a climb, raise funds towards their goal, and get out there and get it done.”
       The Summer of Summits will run from July 19 through August 3. For more information, contact Pete Elliott at the American Red Cross (
       The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1040 S. Eighth St., helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Westside Pioneer/press release