Stacy Allison, the first American woman to summit Mount Everest, will be the keynote speaker at the Breathe Easy Breakfast at the Bellevue Club on May 16. The event is a benefit for the American Lung Association’s lung health, clean air and tobacco control programs.
At the age of 22, Alison reached the top of Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, and then climbed the 22,495-foot peak known as Nepal’s Matterhorn. She became the first American woman to summit the 24,600-foot Pik Communism. And in 1988, after 29 days on the mountain, Alison became the first American woman to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 29,028 feet. She went on to become the leader of a successful expedition up K2, considered the most difficult peak on Earth to climb. Alison has written two books about her experiences.
Also at the breakfast, the American Lung Association will be announcing the A. Bruce Montgomery M.D. – American Lung Association Endowed Chari in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UW Medicine, and the Joanne and Bruce Montgomery in honor of the American Lung Association ARCS Endowed Fellowship at UW.
Individual tickets are $35, a table of 8 is $280, and a VIP table of 8 is $500. For more information visit www.breatheeasybellevue.org or call 206-512-3285.