Man Climbs Denali To Raise Awareness For Friend Battling Cancer

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — An amazing story of friendship between two Mets fans and their fight against cancer.

David Roth is battling a brain tumor and his best friend, Roger Hess, went to great lengths to show his support. He climbed Mount Denali in Alaska to raise awareness about brain cancer and for the Tug McGraw Foundation.

For more information about the Tug McGraw foundation, visit


One Comment

  1. Dan and Cindy says:

    Hooray for David and Roger who both make their families so proud of them!
    We are so lucky to have David in our lives, he is a true gentleman and an inspiration.

    …Oh, and we’ll try not to begrudge your Mets passion 😉 hehe

  2. Marty & Harriet Roth says:

    David and Roger are wonderful men and make their families proud of how deeply they care for each other and for the brave statements made on CBS today and during this year’s battle against their respective challenges.
    We love them both
    Marty & Harriet

  3. karen s says:

    congratulations to both david & roger. you are both giants among men. david – good karma to you in your battle. a good story for a change when there has been too much sadness lately. climb every mountain!

  4. kendra says:

    i think that is a great way to make a contribution to make strids toward finding a ciure for cancer and other illnesses..

  5. bmfc1 says:

    For more on Roger’s climb and to contribute, see:

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