The wife of a good friend of mine is a cancer survivor.  Now she plans on climbing one of the tallest mountains in the world.  On January 18, 2014, Heather Purcell Leja will leave for Argentina where she will attempt to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas at 22,841 ft. She will be raising funds in memory of Catherine (Hudgins) Tuck, her friend and classmate at The Hockaday School in Dallas.

Heather is a recent survivor of anal cancer and she promised herself that she would make this climb if she survived healthy and whole.

  • Click here to read Heather's story in her own words.
  • Click here to follow Heather's progress in Argentina between January 18th- February 10th.
  • Click here to support Heather on her CLIMB FOR CATHERINE and make a donation to The Catherine H. Tuck Foundation. Enter CLIMB in the instructions on the second page of checkout.

Here is the mountain Heather plans to climb. Behold Aconcagua:

Photo courtesy of Heather Purcell Leja