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1 Mountain 2 Dedicated Sisters

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Natalia Luis and Cidalia Luis-Akbar are on a mission -- to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. But they are driven by more than the physical challenge -- they are using the effort to raise awareness and funds to provide earlier, more accurate diagnostics during high-risk pregnancies and help set a new standard of care for even the most fragile newborns."We are committed to improving the lives of children now and in the future, in our community and around the world," they say on their fundraising website. "All babies deserve a healthy start, and fetal medicine will dramatically improve the health and quality of life of children."Natalia and Cidalia are members of the Children's Hospital Foundation board and are generous donors to the fetal medicine program. By supporting the sisters' Mount Kilimanjaro climb, you will help create a holistic fetal monitoring system that will benefit children in the nation's capital, across the country, and around the world.