2013 World Youth Climbing Championships
August 19, 2013, Central Saanich, BC - Founder of Climbers Against Cancer John Ellison (left-centre, light blue t-shirt) and his suporters show off their CAC T-Shirts at the 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships.
WHY I CHOSE THIS PHOTO: This was my public service announcement photo of the year. John Ellison (left-centre, light blue t-shirt) is a sport climber and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. To raise funds for cancer research he founded Climbers Against Cancer. At the 2013 World Youth Championships, CAC was selling t-shirts and all those who purchased a t-shirt came up on stage for a group photo. CAC sold over $3000 worth of t-shirts that weekend and Ellison presented a donation of $15,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation at the event. I climbed up into a lift to take the photo, perhaps one of my most emotional, and colourful of the year.