A Diverse Group of Climbers Show That Kilimanjaro

Original Article Published on the Image Magazine Pages 66-68

Twenty-seven climbers with different abilities—many with strong connections to Brooklyn and Long Island— recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime—climbing up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. The
climb benefited Friends of Access Israel (FAISR), an organization promoting accessibility, inclusion, and respect for people of all abilities around the world. FAISR’s collaborative partner, Access Israel, was founded just over 20 years ago in Israel and hosts an international conference each year, called “Feasts of the Senses.” The organization consults on accessibility and inclusion worldwide. The climb was the brainchild of Jamie Lassner, Executive Director of FAISR, to make a statement that in life large goals are often #AccessibleTogether

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