Monday, April 4th looked a little different inside our gym walls. A lot of people walked away from the gym a little bit sorer, hands raw, bruised and battered, and a bit more tired than their usual Mondays. That would only make sense regarding the fact that we rope climbed the height of Mount Everest in one day. On April 4th, we partnered with the local nonprofit, Mossy Creek Health Initiative(MCHI), to host the Everest Climb Fundraiser. All-day we climbed up and down our gym ropes alongside athletes from in and outside our location to work toward the 2,9031-foot altitude of Mount Everest.
In order to reach our goal, we needed to climb our 15ft ropes 1,936 times, and each climb would represent at least a dollar being donated to the MCHI. Our community truly came together during this event to tackle this feat and support the MCHI. We had 70+ people participate by climbing the ropes, donating to climbs, sponsoring athletes to climb, or climbing virtually. By the end of the day, we completed all 1,936 rope climbs and scaled Mount Everest. Together, we helped raise $2,359 dollars for the MCHI.
Always Forward Scholarship: provides an opportunity for low-income individuals to improve their health and well-being through exercise programs, health coaching, and access to a community of people who value health and wellness.
Mossy Creek Market: a new farmer's market coming to Downtown Jefferson City this summer. It is not only an opportunity to shop for local, fresh, and organic products; but, it is also an occasion to connect with neighbors, support your local farmers and craftsmen, and enjoy the vibrant and rich culture our local vendors have to offer.
Phoenix : a program coming soon to the MCHI that will support those who are recovering from addiction and will help build a sober active community.
Because of your generous donations, the MCHI can continue to build health, connect community, and restore vitality to the local community and those in need. We mean it when we say, “Mossy Creek Fitness is more than a gym”, and it’s boldly exemplified in moments like the Everest Climb. You all came alongside each other and stepped up to be a part of something bigger. You generously gave your time, energy, and financial contributions to help support a great cause and give to those in need.
We can’t thank you enough!
You can learn more about MCHI's work within the community here as well as continue to support these local programs.