Life is a climb; no one should have to do it alone. Three mom’s join forces to climb Ben Nevis Mountain in Scotland on June 3-4, 2017 to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. A link for donations has been set up at www.kalencom.com to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and their mission of finding cures and saving children who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. All donations will go directly to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will help families focus on what matters most.
“The Climb” is a fundraising campaign to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The funds raised through these efforts will help ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food during their child’s care. This allows families to focus on what matter most—their children.
In life, each of us experiences our own individual journey. The climb is different for each of us but what connects us is that we never give up. These children are the ultimate example of strength—they never give up hope.
The three moms climbing Ben Nevis Mountain in June believe strongly in the mission and commitment at St. Jude’s Hospital. They are climbing the mountain to raise money for St. Jude. They are also climbing as a symbol that no matter what you are faced with in life, if you keep climbing, the possibilities are endless.
The three moms are Monica Kalozdi, Julie Wilson and Amy Livingston. They are regular women who have achieved extraordinary things. All three have not only achieved their personal goal of becoming a mom and raising their children but are also very successful business owners. They know all too well the challenges in climbing the mountain of life.
Monica Kalozdi is the proud mother of three children and has been happily married for over 35 years. Together with her husband, they founded the Kalencom Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1974. The company manufactures diaper bags and the Potette potty training line. Monica was the first to develop a washable diaper bag and was instrumental in creating awareness and the expansion of diaper bags in the consumer market. Monica is also an avid mountain climber. She has summited the highest peak on each of the 7 continents—including Mt. Everest! At the time, she was one of 27 women in the world to achieve this incredible feat. She has also raised money and awareness for different charities over the years.
Kalencom is a leading manufaturer of baby products. The company was established in 1974 and our product line has become a nationally recognized brand that is sold in retailers throughout the United States as well as international markets. Our product line includes designers style diaper bags, the Potette Plus potty training products and the Cheeky Chompers brand of baby products.