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.

Our Inspiration

Tuesday, January 5, 2009
Last month we sent you a link to a message from David Timko, who has dedicated his life to supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

David is experiencing a relapse of his own cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. We are inspired by his incredibly positive attitude and his focus on the needs of other people as we strive to overcome our own, temporary, challenges.

Here’s what David wrote to us recently:

“I am honored to serve you, and your effort, as a symbol of one who is currently facing my own challenge and scaling my own mountain in fighting my recurrence of lymphoma.

“… When you are scaling the summit, it will (hopefully) be my last chemo treatment. It will be a challenging week for us all. I know we will be successful in our endeavors …

“I had chemo No. 4 yesterday... four and a half hours of ‘Kilimanjaro Joy Juice’ and am feeling a bit out of sorts today, but ... I am at the office and doing all I can to ‘move the bar’ for all of our patients and their families.”

“Please know how much I appreciate your efforts and the generosity of your supporters.

“God speed and God bless.”

A special “thank you” goes to the individual and Sherpa-level sponsors of our efforts:

Cindy Sarmento, Thomas Hynes, Michele Kessler, Tera Clizbe, Claudia Ontiveros, Kevin Williamson, Starr Shiffler, Margie Fossi, Lori Allen, Rick Glazer, Nicole Allen, Mike Botica, Dave Wilson, Sandy Samoville, Liz Rivinius, Jessica Golling, Kimberly Carlton, Shelly Ramont, John Johantgen, Joe Ciotti, Sandy Mitchell, Tim Plank, Karen Eisenhofer, Jared Karakas, Mary Simonson, Wendy King, John and Lezlie Micheletti.

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
    4120 Douglas Blvd. #306-256
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