Finest Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Charity Summit Tanzania, Africa -19,341 ft.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention” - Oscar Wilde
Most of us have good intentions but many of us don’t follow through. It’s not because we do not want to help - it’s because our busy lives get in the way. Other times we feel that our impact won’t be felt so why bother? The truth is it takes very little to make an impact when we pool our resources. A few dollars can really go a long way. For Ronald McDonald House NY that means keeping pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring-environment. Ronald McDonald House NY has very low administrative cost and is a registered 501-(c)-(3) Charity all donations are tax deductible.100% of money raised goes towards RMH-NY for immediate use.
Who is the Ronald McDonald House New York? Why did we choose to climb the world’s highest free standing mountain world for them?
Since 1978, RMH-NY has been providing temporary lodging and vital care for more than 35,000 families whose CHILDREN ARE BATTLING CANCER. This is where children and their families find the hope and support they need. If climbing a mountain can draw attention to this worthy cause, then sign me up – where are my boots?!? Click here to read more about how RMH NY is changing lives.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 in six months- This money can go a looong way toward caring, supporting and healing children and their families. If you aren’t in the position to donate its ok, we get it...please then share us on your social media accounts.
“Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa! Are you crazy!?!” - Mom Trento
Let me set the scene, it was late November and Ellen DeGeneres was interviewing Mandy Moore on her trek to the top of the world’s highest free-standing mountain. I was listening from the other room and the interview caught my attention. Ellen planted the seed. I couldn’t stop thinking about the climb and in the spirit of all things Ellen, I wanted to do the climb for charity. I did what we all do when we need information…I turned to the Internet, and...what I found wasn’t so crazy after all…
Research lead me to the family-owned trekking company Kiliwarriors Expeditions. Their knowledge and experience of Mt Kilimanjaro is unparalleled. With their support and guidance, Kiliwarriors Expeditions has been helping ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME reach the summit for over 15 years. They are helping to turn this charity trek into reality while changing lives in the process. Click there to learn more and visit their Facebook page. You will be able to follow Finest Trekking up Mt Kilimanjaro on their Facebook page! (How cool is that!) All 19,328 feet to the summit! Like them on Facebook and join us for the climb. Henry Ford said it best. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right!”
Finest Trekking? Who are those guys? By the way we love your logo!
Glad you asked! And thank you for the logo compliment! Finest Trekking is a group of like minded Law Enforcement officers with the same goal and passion. To make a positive impact on the greatest number of people possible. We realize that good intentions need action behind them to create an impact. We also believe in the power of positive thinking. Change the way you think and you’ll change your life and lives of the people around you.
Lieutenant Charles Trento
Lieutenant Trento is the founder of Finest Trekking. A 19 year veteran of the Police Department. Lieutenant Trento was featured in Muscle and Fitness Magazine summer of 2017.He is a positive thinker, a fitness enthusiast and will go into survival mode if tickled. Favorite quotes: “If you’re going to be a bear then be a grizzly.” and “The struggle ends when gratitude begins”
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Nick has been with the Department for nearly 8 years. He is eager to work with RMH-NY toward this challenge as it combines both his commitment to helping the public and his interest in travel. Prior to his current career in law enforcement, Nick taught American History in the City University of New York system.
I’d always known that I would be in public service. Helping others has always been something instilled in me from a very young age and when the opportunity came to serve with the NYPD, it was something I could not pass up. I moved to NYC with my then girlfriend, now wife in 2007 to embark on this great adventure. For about 10 years of my career, I lived my dream within the department, helping the people of New York in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx and trying to impact the lives of everyone I met in some positive way every chance I got. Looking back at those first 10 years in retrospect, life was simpler; doing the job of a New York City Police Officer was straightforward.
That all changed for me, this department and for the family of one of New York City’s Finest. The day was Friday November 4th, 2016 and I was a patrol sergeant in the 43rd precinct in the Bronx along with my vehicle operator. Also on patrol that day was Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, my friend, my mentor, father to Austin and Joseph, husband to Lisa Tuozzolo. At about 2:45pm that afternoon while responding to a domestic home invasion robbery, Paul, myself and other officers confronted a gunman who had held his family and young son hostage in an apartment. During the ensuing chaos, Paul was shot and killed that day, and I was shot and the only reason I lived was because in his final moments, Paul alerted me to the presence of a firearm. His last act of pure selflessness allowed me to live to see another day and go home to my family. The weight of what he did that day is something I carry with me everyday of my life.
It is because of his sacrifice that I vowed to live every day with purpose, to live everyday like it truly could be my last, because I know just how close I came that day, and I know that families like Paul’s are all over this great city of ours and around our nation whose loved one didn’t come home. Heroes who died protecting their community, who died in service to their community. So it should come as no surprise that in the spirit of serving my community, when Charlie approached me about ascending Kili and doing it for an amazing charity like RMH NY, it was a no brainer. The work that is being done at RMH NY is simply incredible and any small thing that I can do to help the mission of the house is something that I have to be a part of. Life is all about making memories, challenging oneself and being the best version of yourself with every day we are given on this planet. I choose to use m energies first to ensure that the whole world knows that heroes walk/walked among us and to me, my hero was Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo and because of him, my daughter was born in march of 2018 and just celebrated her 1st birthday recently. I also choose to use my energies to let the world know about an incredible charity such as RMH NYdoing incredible work on behalf of children and their families dealing with unimaginable illnesses. Let us all come together and be heroes to these families, and show them that they are not alone.