August 10, 2017
Tim Everidge, director of radiology services at Medical City Arlington, is an avid climber. He successfully conquered Pikes Peak (14,115 feet) in 2008, Mount Whitney (14,505 feet) in 2009 and Longs Peak (14,259 feet) in 2015.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds to support blood cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and add one to the books, Everidge recently set out to climb Grand Teton. Even though Grand Teton is shorter than mountains Everidge has climbed before at 13,770 feet, he found it to have its own unique difficulties and was no easy feat.
Medical City Arlington followed his journey from start to finish and shared videos on social media along the way with the hashtags #TimClimbsGrandTeton, #LLS and #LightTheNightWalk.
Everidge began the climb on Sunday, July 30 and sent a video message saying: “In addition to seeing this majestic beauty, I ask you to join our adventure and help raise funds towards a very worthwhile and meaningful cause, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” said Everidge. “Please join me in showing our commitment to the care and improvement of human life by helping others.”
Everidge summited Grand Teton on the morning of Aug. 3, displaying a Medical City Arlington flag from the top and thanking everyone for their support. The story reached thousands on Facebook.
Medical City Arlington, along with Medical City Healthcare, is a proud supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Light The Night walk at Trinity Groves Nov. 11 in Dallas. Medical City Healthcare Division President Erol Akdamar is serving as the Light The Night Dallas corporate chair, helping further our mission to provide the highest quality cancer care in North Texas.
Learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society