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've left base camp

Friday, January 1, 2010
Last night was our last slumber in a real bed, with a roof over our heads, for the next 8 days. In a few moments, we begin our 19,340-foot trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro for the Loveall Foundation for Children Kilimanjaro Challenge.

The pledges are still rolling in! Today we are pleased to report that UFCW Local 1776 has come in with a Climber-level sponsorship and the folks at New England Pension Consultants have come through with two Trekker level sponsorships. Thank you, Wendell Young and John Elliott, on behalf of the kids whose lives will be better because of your generosity.

A veiw of Mount Kilimanjaro just hours before our ascent

As we leave base camp today, we would also like to recognize the amazing support of our Base Camp level sponsors:

Ron Lind, Christine Galves, Rob and Meryle Galloway, Leslie Bouchard, Scott Taylor, John Elliott, Chris Wallace, Linda Wyman, Gilbert Luna, Martin Lugo, Terri Kiehlmeier, Fatima and Carlos Valenzuela, Paul Supat, Jay Trumbull, Steve Bodine, Steve Trujillo, Sheryl Percell, Rick Salton, Fred Pepper, John Heise, Bea Medinas, Art Cobian, Mike Fursman, Loel Yerion, Patti Brown, Raymond Kristoff, Tom Pate, Paul Lowney, Mike Perrin, Cori Higley, Evelyn Orley, Ken Farrar, Larry Plumb, Clark Koertner, Carol Evans, Roger Adair, Patti Chiara and Ameriprise Advisor Services.

Our next reports will be called in from our satellite phone to keep you posted on the change in atmosphere, among other things. Stay tuned!

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
    Granite Bay, CA 95746
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