About The Climb
What do you get when you combine one of the world’s greatest mountains, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers, and one of the world’s greatest causes? The world’s greatest adventure! The Survivor Summit expedition teams cancer survivors and advocates from the cancer community on a life-challenging, life-changing, life-affirming quest to reach the 19,341-foot frozen summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Located in the east African nation of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain and one of the famous seven summits.
The mission is clear — to honor the world’s 32 million cancer survivors, to remember those who ran out of time and to send a message of hope inspiration about the power of love and the strength of the human spirit.
About Survivor Summit
The Survivor Summit Foundation was founded by 4 brothers and “a brother from another mother and father.” The founders include Mike King, Dr. Paul King, Brian King, Dr. Matt King, and lifelong friend, Chris Callahan. The Board of Directors of Survivor Summit also includes the King brothers father, Paul, a cancer survivor and attorney Jim Digiulio. Its mission is to lead cancer survivors and their supporters on life altering journeys, inspiring them and the community at large to challenge the mental and physical boundaries associated with cancer. As a unique partnered event with LIVESTRONG, Survivor Summit raises money to support the LIVESTRONG Foundation while raising awareness about cancer survivorship. For more information: SurvivorSummit.org.
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The LIVESTRONG Foundation empowers the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. LIVESTRONG works to identify the issues faced by cancer survivors in order to comprehensively improve quality of life for members of the global cancer community. LIVESTRONG believes that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. For more information: LIVESTRONG.org.
In addition to operating one of the nation’s largest chains of indoor climbing centers, Earth Treks is dedicated to providing mountaineering expeditions of the highest quality to the world’s most spectacular places. Earth Trek guides are among the most experienced in the country, highly trained in vertical rescue and first aid skills, and have traveled, climbed, and guided extensively in the regions they operate. Earth Trek trips are operated within a “shared adventure” model in which each team member actively contributes to the success of the expedition, placing a premium on skills and knowledge development to help team members reach the summit. For more information: EarthTreks.com.
Bolder Broadcasting is among the world leaders in wellness and active lifestyle content creation and delivery across multiple platforms. Its products include the “Growing Bolder” TV show, the “Growing Bolder” radio show, the “Surviving & Thriving” TV show, Growing Bolder Magazine and a network of community websites, anchored by GrowingBolder.com. For more information: GrowingBolder.com.
NeuroSpine Institute specializes in delivering the highest level of surgical care in the world for degenerative lower back and neck conditions using state-of-the-art surgical techniques, technology, and comprehensive surgical and rehabilitation planning. Led by world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Masson, the team of exceptionally trained and mindful medical professionals is devoted to providing the best medical experience and life-enhancing solutions available for these unique and intricate conditions. For more information, visit NeuroSpineinstitute.org.