Jul 22, 2009
MonaVie EMV Reaches Summit of Mt. Rainier
MonaVie distributor Robert Dickie and his friend Bob Cassidy recently scaled Mt. Rainier and placed a can of MonaVie EMV on its summit. Read about their journey in Robert Dickie's own words.
"Bob Cassidy and I planned this trip in January 2009 after reading Together on Top of the World by Phil and Susan Ershler, the first couple to climb the seven summits (the highest peaks on all seven continents). Bob and I became inspired to achieve that same goal by 2012 and to do it for a good cause. Climbing Mt. Rainier was a training expedition to prepare us to achieve our goal.
"We work extensively with the American Autism Association (ASA) in Washington, D.C., raising money and helping chapters around the country. Barbara Newhouse, ASA's COO, was extremely excited to build a national fundraising campaign around this endeavor. Our goal is to raise over one million dollars for ASA.
"I got the idea of taking a can of MonaVie EMV to the summit of Mt. Rainier because I knew it would be a first. I plan to take a can of MonaVie EMV to each of the seven summits. I see MonaVie EMV as the premier energy drink on the market, so it seems fitting that it should be the first energy drink on the summit of Mt. Rainier.
"The journey to the top was a long one that started with months of training. My guides thought I was crazy carrying a can of MonaVie EMV to the top because the idea is to keep your pack as light as possible. It was worth it though. The sense of accomplishment from pushing my body to its limits is more than I can put into words. I felt exhilarated that after months of training I achieved my objective. You learn so much about yourself and life through climbing. You can't quit. You have to stay focused on the next step, and you can't look up to the summit because that will get you in trouble. When we looked down into the valley, it was amazing to see how far we came by focusing on one small step at a time.
"I am inspired by the philanthropic endeavors of the entire MonaVie staff regarding the MORE Project, and I share MonaVie's true commitment to making a difference in the world. I have found that this is not an attitude shared by the Founders alone, but this attitude seems to permeate every aspect of business in MonaVie.
"In 2010, Bob and I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus, the highest peaks in Africa and Europe. MonaVie EMV will be there!"