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BioRx Employees Climb Mt. Rainer to Raise Money

biorx1Cincinnati, Ohio (April 28, 2009) —   On August 5, 2009, two BioRx employees, Jeff Salantai and Eric Hill, will climb Mt. Rainier as part of a national fundraiser called Summit For Someone.  The fundraiser benefits at-risk inner city youth who do not have the privilege of experiencing life outside the city.  Plus, all proceeds exceeding $8,000 will be donated to “Save One Life.”  Save One Life provides financial support, in the form of direct sponsorship, to children and young adults with bleeding disorders in developing countries who do not have the means to acquire their much needed treatments.  So Jeff and Eric’s climb will benefit two charitable organizations.

biorx2Salantai, who is the Account Manager in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma for BioRx, has severe Hemophilia A.  He attempted to climb Mt. Rainier two years ago, without achieving the summit.   “It turns out the Mountain was much more demanding and taxing than I had expected,” Jeff says.  “Therefore, I have decided to pursue it again.”

He challenged Eric Hill, one of the co-founders of BioRx to accompany him on his second attempt.
Eric says, “We will be attempting the 14,410 foot summit in hopes of capturing the peak of one of the largest glaciers in the U.S.   If successful, we think Jeff may be the first person with hemophilia to summit this mountain.”

They will not have an easy climb by any means.  The climb is a technical three-day hike and ice climb at high altitude.  It is a physically demanding climb, with less than 40% actually reaching the Summit.  Eric and Jeff began training in January for the August 5th event.

If you would like to make a donation to help support Summit For Someone or Save One Life through Jeff and Eric’s climb, go to the Summit For Someone website at www.summitforsomeone.org  and click on the “Donate” button, located on the left navigation bar.  Then click on “Donate to Climber” and search for “Jeff Salantai”.  Follow the instructions to make a secured donation via a credit card.  Your gift is a tax deductible donation.

Or, if you prefer, you may donate by writing a check to Save One Life and mention “Jeff Salantai and Eric Hill’s Climb” on the memo line.  Mail the check to:  Save One Life, Inc., PO Box 922, Byfield, MA 01922.

About BioRx
Based in Cincinnati Ohio, BioRx is a national pharmacy specializing in highly customized care for the bleeding disorders community.  As one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of hemophilia clotting factors and other specialty pharmaceuticals the company’s clinical staff reaches patients and physicians in 50 states.  To learn more about BioRx and its products and services visit www.biorx.net.

Press Contact:

Judith Cline
Tel: 866.44.BIORX or 513-746-2715
Email:  jcline@biorx.net

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