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.

We're 'kicking back' at 12,600 feet!

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Today’s report comes direct via satellite phone from Shira Camp 2 on the Shira Plateau at 12,600 feet. The 365-degree views are breathtaking, including the unobstructed view of the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro 6,740 feet away.

This plateau is actually a caldera, a collapsed volcanic crater, the remains of the first of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanoes to erupt, around 500,000 years ago; it was then filled by the lava and debris from the later Kibo volcano’s eruption.

Today we began our day at 11,300 feet and climbed to the camp at 12,600. It’s a day of rest, recharging and acclimating to the thinning air in the higher altitude. It’s been raining and hailing so it’s also a time for our gear to dry out!

Tomorrow we head up to 15,100 feet to acclimate even further and then we hike back down to a camp at 13,000 feet to sleep. Climbing the next 6,740 feet to the summit will be extraordinary in every way.

Our days and nights have been hard and challenging but we are up to the task and are pressing on.

What drives us forward is the knowledge of the impact you and our generous supporters will have on the lives of an increasing number of sick children. A special thanks to Chad Young and all of the locals in UFCW Region 5 for their Summit Level sponsorship; Chad, it’s generosity like yours that keeps us going.

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

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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