Mountains for MD

(From The Honolulu Advertiser)


        Hawai'i artist and mountain climber Alex Steelsmith recently joined an expedition to climb 22,841-foot Aconcagua in Argentina, the world's highest mountain outside of Asia.

         He created a landscape painting based on his experience, and he?s making prints of it to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). They honor his late friend Stacy Settles, who suffered from a muscular disease and died at 22, weighing less than 55 pounds. Steelsmith's already raised more than $3,500.

         A limited edition print goes to anyone who makes a donation of $75 or more to the MDA by May 29. Send checks payable to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to: Steelsmith, 150 Hamakua Drive, No. 800, Kailua, HI 96734. Be sure to include your shipping address.