Help Georgetown Brewing support this meaningful fundraising campaign.
All you need to do is visit the Georgetown Brewing taproom and enjoy some beer. The brewery and the Women of Color Who Summit rope team will do the rest, including the really hard work of summiting Mount Tahoma, also known as Mount Rainier.
Georgetown Brewing has pledged to support the Women of Color Who Summit, a women-of-color rope team planning a fundraising expedition to the top of the highest peak in the Cascade Range. For each pint it sells at the taproom during March, the brewery is donating $1 to the team’s fundraising effort.
The team will climb to the top of Mount Tahoma this summer as part of the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air campaign. In all, The Women of Color Who Summit will raise at least $50,000 for the American Lung Association. This is the first all-women-of-color team to participate in the Climb for Clean Air.
“Lung diseases, including COVID-19, disproportionately affect communities of color,” said an announcement from Georgetown Brewing. “Additionally, BIPOC communities are often marginalized and excluded from outdoor spaces and activities. It is under these pretenses that the Women of Color Who Summit team has come together as the first all-women-of-color rope team for the Climb for Clean Air.”
According to the team’s profile, “Women of color are the global majority. Then why are we so few and far between atop of mountains? …mountaineering is still a very white- and male-dominated sport. We have an opportunity to change that while making a difference for the American Lung Association in the Climb for Clean Air… We can’t be what we don’t see – and that includes being on a mountain and being lung healthy!”
The team will see 10 women summit Mount Tahoma this summer. Representatives from the team will visit the taproom each Thursday throughout the month. Stop in to say hello and learn more about their efforts.
“Hopefully, at 14,411 ft above sea level, the women will be able to both bring awareness to how lung disease ails BIPOC communities, and show that representation matters,” said the announcement from Georgetown Brewing. “You can’t be what you don’t see – that includes being healthy and being a person of color occupying outdoor spaces.”
In addition to visiting the Georgetown Brewing taproom and drinking beer, you can donate directly here. If you are able to help them secure other sponsorships, you can contact the team via Instagram at WOC.Who.Summit.
Regarding those BIPOC communities that are often excluded from outdoor spaces and activities, this is the second time in recent months that Georgetown Brewing has worked to help remedy that situation. See our previous post about Ecotone Cold IPA. Proceeds from that beer benefited Latino Outdoors, an organization that works to inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors.