Hello, mountain friends! It was a busy weekend and we are very grateful to our local media for supporting us! In fact, our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for ALL of the support we've received from so many places.On Sunday, June 30, the Democrat and Chronicle ran a news brief on us on page 2 of the sports section (yeah!). The story isn't online or I would share it.
Also yesterday, WROC TV 8 met Ben and me at Mendon Ponds Park to shoot a feature story on us, our passion for hiking, and our deep, deep wish to win this contest. Caroline Tucker, reporter, and her photographer (sorry, I can't recall his name!) were SO great and supportive and energetic. Rachel Barnhart did a fabulous lead-in to the story as well. You can view it here: http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=398042. The story aired at 6:30 pm and at FOX at 10. (It may have aired on WROC at 11 pm, too.)
And, and...WHAM TV 13 sent out a photographer yesterday to shoot a story on us at our home. Thank you, Nate! (He is also a mountain lover -- even had just returned from the Adirondacks. There are kindred spirits everywhere!) That story ran on the CW 16 at 10 pm and WHAM TV 13 at 11 pm. They did a wonderful thing by promoting our appearance on today's morning show, too. (And they put us on Facebook!) http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/backpackers-mt-kilimanjaro-climb-kristine-thompso/PjdN3tr0uEGo-Mshz8usuw.cspx
And, and, and...Ben and I were indeed live on the WHAM TV 13 morning show today. It aired on the station's sister station, the CW 16 at 8:20 am. Here's the link: http://www.13wham.com/content/news/thismorning/default.aspx
We're trying very hard to engage all of our personal and social media networks...but we'd love more votes! Please help if you can and vote here: http://goo.gl/6aKiG
Aim high! Reach for the stars! You can if you think you can!