The Loveall Foundation Kilimanjaro Challenge:

Climbing for the Children
Sometimes in life we confront challenges that seem insurmountable, like climbing a 19,340-foot mountain or curing a devastating disease. But history tells us that even the most daunting challenges can be successfully met if you dedicate yourself and focus on your goal.

Beginning New Year’s Day 2010 we will ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. On January 6 we plan to stand on her summit. A half a century ago, a diagnosis of Leukemia was a death sentence, but thanks to the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the five-year survival rate for people with leukemia has nearly quadrupled.

With your support we can climb the tallest mountains together and help relieve the suffering of kids. One hundred percent of your contributions to the Loveall Foundation Kilimanjaro Challenge will go to the Leukemia Society, earmarked to benefit children battling leukemia.

Anything can be accomplished with enough planning, perseverance and effort.

Thank you for accepting ‘The Challenge.’

Onward and upward!

In the midst of his chemo treatments, David Timko, of the Leukemia Society, took the time to congratulate us on our efforts and pledged his support for the Kilimanjaro Challenge.

Please click below to listen to a message from David Timko:

David, you will be in our thoughts with every step we take on this climb. You are an inspiration to those who know you.

Meet more children battling leukemia

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
As this email goes out, we are tucked into our sleeping bags at 15,700 feet, trying to get about 2 ½ hours’ sleep before we make our push for the summit. At about 7:00 p.m. PST tonight, we should be standing on the tallest point in Africa at 19,340 feet.

A special thank you to Norma Evans and John Tursky for their contributions to helping children. As we prepare to summit after a long, difficult journey, Norma is about to give birth to her first child, Jacques' niece. Our journeys have been long and challenging, but in the end, the results will be spectacular and life-changing. Thank you, Norma and John.

We are also grateful to loyal supporters whose donations have just come in: Jay Butterfield and Bruce Both, President of UFCW Local 1500, at Trekker level, wow, thank you! Lee and Laurie Schneider and Teamsters Joint Council 7 we so appreciate your Hiker level sponsorships. To Ed West, Darin Ferguson, Al Vincent, John Mason, Linda Brown, Chuck and Diane Gephardt and Rick Crane (double time!!), you keep us grounded at Base Camp! And to Donna Rauch and Eric Brandon, we couldn’t do what we’re doing without our Sherpas: Thank you, all!!

Below is another inspiring story of a child who is winning the fight against blood cancer. We never forget that we are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, for her and other children like her!

Lauren was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia at age 2 ½. Over the next two years she underwent two bone marrow transplants.

Four years after Lauren’s second transplant, her mother says: “I think she is a miracle… Now she is a beautiful 8-year-old third grader… Outside of her being smaller than her peers, no one would ever guess she had been sick.”

For Lauren, and for the sake of other children like her, we hope you will become a generous supporter of “The Challenge.” If you haven’t already done so, please make your donation online at and make sure you “Become a Fan” of the Loveall Foundation page on

Any and all support for this cause is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for accepting “The Challenge.” Onward and upward!

Information From the Trail

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The Climbers
Jacques Loveall
Lee Schreiter
David Knoll David
Kilimanjaro Facts
  • The Loveall Foundation Kilimanjaro Challenge will last 8 days.
  • At 19,340 ft, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the tallest in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain.
  • Kilimanjaro supports five ecozones: rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers.
  • It is composed of 3 volcanoes: Kibo (19,340 ft), Mawenzi (16,896 ft), and Shira (13,000 ft).
  • From the summit, you see three countries: Tanzania, Kenya and Congo.
  • “kili” has inspired people around the world as a place of spiritual, and personal renewal.
  • The "Snows of Kilimanjaro" are melting so fast they could be gone within two decades. scientists blame global warming.
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    Loveall Foundation for Children
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