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Please Support Women's Wilderness Institute

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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I am remiss in not getting this posted sooner… Please forgive me, Tali!

Here’s a guest post, and a request for assistance, from my girl Tali (who has fantastic taste in music, by the way), on behalf of Women’s Wilderness Institute. Please, support this great cause if you are able!

In my early 20s I was fascinated with the idea of rock climbing. The grace and strength of climbers along with their confident yet laid back demeanor, well I’ll admit it, I was envious. I finally thought I found my chance to learn when I was dating a climber. I borrowed his sister’s harness and shoes and we went out for a day. It was supposed to be fun. Instead, it was frustrating and I walked away feeling like my climbing future was dead.

For years I put the idea in the background of my brain and thought it would be something I would admire from afar. As I reached my mid and then late 20s I figured no way I would ever get on rock again. Then I began to hear about Women’s Wilderness Institute. Based in Boulder this non-profit organization specializes in all kind of programs for women and girls. After reading success stories from women of all ages and that they gained so much from their course work I signed up for the Intro to Rock Climbing course.

After this one-day adventure I was exhilarated, proud, engaged and ready for more. I realized it wasn’t that I wasn’t cut out to climb but my ex didn’t know how to teach a woman, to engage my skills and help me tap into my strength. It takes a unique and special environment to do that and that is why I volunteer on The Women’s Wilderness Annual Gear and Cheer Committee.

This spirited and exciting event raises money for the Girls Programs and brings together outdoor enthusiasts from the Denver/Boulder area. With 400+ guests, live Marimba music, local food and beverage vendors, and amazing selection of auction items this really is a can’t miss event. Just to give you an idea of the available items to bid on we have everything from jewelry and gift certificates to a Mountain Hardware wardrobe and Sea Kayak trip. There are great items for men and women alike.

This year the event is Thursday, April 23 and will be held at Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce Street, in Boulder, CO. For those who want to beat the crowd our Sneak Peak ticket ($100 in advance) allows early entry at 5:30pm a chance to preview the auction, enjoy hors d’ouevre and a VIP goodie bag. Otherwise doors open at 6:30pm and general admission ($35 in advance) includes food and beverage sampling as well. Tickets will be available soon at the womenswilderness.org.

If you’re interested in making a donation for the auction or educational programs please check out the Sponsorship page.

Tali aka The Cupcake
www.mycupcakemafia.com

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.