Rise Sister Rise

by Amber Christopher




Howdy y'all!

Thanks so much for visiting my fundraising page. I'm Amber Christopher and I am PUMPED to be raising money to support Project Athena Foundation.

I learned about PAF while attending the Zyia Active Summit conference in Salt Lake City in September 2022. Robyn Benincasa was one of our keynote speakers and before she even walked off the stage after her presentation, I just KNEW I would be joining her team. 

I have always LOVED outdoor activities and I have always LOVED helping others achieve their adventurous dreams (I’ve dedicated my career to this)! So I applied for and was accepted as a goddess on the Grand Canyon Adventure Trek, August 24-28, 2023, where we will hike Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim.

As a goddess, I will help the Athenas on this trip in any and every way I can. Named after the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War, Athenas are women who have endured, or are continuing to endure, a medical or traumatic setback and are ready to make their comeback.

While in Salt Lake City, I met Chrissy Gibson, a Zyia sister on my larger team. Chrissy is a survivor of Covid who is still battling residual neurological effects from when she was hospitalized back in 2020. Chrissy had to relearn how to walk and how to talk and is still overcoming these deficits. While in Utah, we hiked Donut Falls...this was challenging for Chrissy but she attacked it head on and with teamwork she CRUSHED this goal. The SAME DAY, our team had an 80s rollerskating party...Chrissy was out there lighting it up...helmet and all! She is such an inspiration and I am hiking FOR HER...the Athena in MY heart!

Your donation will help to provide travel expenses, coaching, equipment, and most importantly, the encouragement and inspiration needed to help these strong, amazing individuals, like Chrissy, make that life-affirming transition from Survivor to Athlete.

Thank you so much for supporting this amazing organization!

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