In November 2017, Hee-Jin Jun won a sweepstakes she had entered to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. She knew that if she accepted the grand prize opportunity, she would have to dedicate a great amount of time and work into training for the hike. In an effort to begin training, Hee-Jin joined the Y soon after winning the sweepstakes.

She says, “My goal was to do what I can do. It wasn’t about getting to the top of the mountain. I just wanted to do my best.” The Y was the perfect environment for Hee-Jin to train for her exciting adventure. “I really wanted to prepare for it. I didn’t want to fail, and I wanted to feel like I did my best,” she says. Hee-Jin Jun is happy about her hiking results and grateful for Erica and the Y for giving her the resources to prepare her to hike Mount Kilimanjaro.

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