In this handout image supplied by Euro-Newsroom, Russian extreme sport star Valery Rozov jumps off Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. (Photo by Thomas Senf/Euro-Newsroom via Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - A Cleveland Heights 5-year-old will be honored in the 2012 Climb for Five trek of Mount Elbrus in Russia, Europe’s tallest peak.
Austin Gallagher, who was diagnosed with cancer at 10 months old, is one of St. Baldrick's Foundation's five 2012 Ambassador Kids.
A St. Baldrick’s representative said the ambassadors “serve as a face and voice for childhood cancer and also represent the harsh reality that one in five children do not beat the disease.”
Seasoned climbers will make the 11-day trek up the mountain raising money for St. Baldrick’s to promote awareness of childhood cancer.
The climbers said the journey is symbolic of children’s struggle through cancer as they experience the “ups and downs” of the disease, reaching the peak and then dealing with side-effects or remission just as the climbers will face the descent after making it to the summit.
Click here to support the climbing team and St. Baldrick’s.
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