As most of us settle into the back to school routine, one former ’Topper, Bahram Banisadr, is climbing for a cause to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“Growing up, we are constantly told to pursue our dreams and go after the things that excite us, but when it really comes down to it, we hardly ever do,” Banisadr said. “We say we’ll do it in a few years when (insert excuse here), and we say it again, and we say it again until we are too old to do the things we have been waiting our entire lives to do.”
Well, not only is Banisadr pursuing a dream, but his pursuit is being used to help others.
While talking to friend and climbing partner, Matt Schulman, about a hike he had done two years ago to raise money for a cause, the dream became a reality.
“Make-A-Wish really just made sense with our project,” Banisadr said. “What better way than to use one of our dreams to help someone else’s dream come true? The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission of helping kids reach their dreams, fit well with the nature of the climb.”
Once the duo realized they had the same three weeks free between the end of their internships and the beginning of school the course was set.