Two mountaineers of Cluj cycle 1,800 km to organise camp for severely ill children

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Two cyclists will pedal 1,800 kilometers, across five countries, to the top of Mont Blanc to raise money for organising a camp for children with various serious illnesses, according to a press release sent to AGERPRES.

The Rupicapra Mountain Sports Club Association announced on Tuesday that it will organise the Yuppi Ride event, from August 18, 2017 to September 7, 2017.

Within the project, Alpar Katona and Zoltan Szenasi will cycle 1,800 km and will climb Mont Blanc summit. The action aims to raise funds to ensure camp costs for children with diabetes, juvenile arthritis and cancers in the Yuppi Camp.

The two Cluj mountaineers will start off from the Saulia camp (where Yuppi camps take place — ed.n) en route to Chamonix. They will cover this distance in 2 weeks, a total of 1,800 km, crossing 5 countries. Once in Chamonix, the two will climb the Mont Blanc summit over the next 7 days.

"This year too, we wish to join the community's effort to support these children, to give them access to an experience that will change their way of perceiving the disease they are facing. In a word, it will change their lives. Last year, within the Yuppi Run project that we carried out, we saw how meaningful such fund-raising can be to them, that is why we wish to be able to continue this type of project, having become a tradition for our association," Alpar Katona stated, according to the press release.

CSM Rupicapra Association was founded four years ago through the initiative of people whose life is tied to mountain sports and nature. According to the description of the association posted on the Facebook page, its role is to share with others and support this way of life, by providing members with programmes and packages in different branches of mountain sports.

Through its activity, the Rupicapra Mountain Sports Club promotes both mass and performance sports. To this end, the club organises sports events and programmes to promote sports for children.AGERPRES(RO — author: Elena Stanciu, editor: Oana Popescu; EN — author: Simona Iacob, editor: Maria Voican; online editor: Maria Voican)

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