21-29 August 2010. Mt Fuji Rocks was Love Hope Strength’s latest musical journey, to the Japan’s Mount Fuji and the “Land of the Rising Sun”.
40 musicians, cancer survivors and supporters spent the year raising funds for Love Hope Strength culminating in a symbolic pilgrimage to the highest mountain (3,776 m, 12,388 ft) in Japan timed around the “Fire Festival”, the official closing ceremony of the hiking season. We did so in order to bring love, hope and strength to the world.
The funds raised from Mt Fuji Rocks are being used to support global cancer care and expand the global bone marrow testing campaign. Cancer is now the leading global killer and more and more, patients are finding bone marrow transplants to be their only hope at surviving numerous blood cancers including, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multipe Myeloma and other diseases, such as, Sickle cell and Aplastic anemia. As our world becomes more diverse, so is the need for a multi-cultural database of willing bone marrow donors. By conducting saliva-based bone marrow drives, we are increasing the odds of survival for thousands of patients around the globe.