Trailer from #CFTK2019 | COTOPAXI

Our 6th Annual Climb for the Kids has been a difficult one to plan. With so many uncertainties in travel, health, and park closures we’ve had to alter our plans a few times. After several months of planning, we believe we have found the perfect way to keep the initiative going and raise the dollars and awareness our charitable partners need to keep their missions alive. 
We are very excited to launch the 6th Annual Climb for the Kids COLORADO!  On September 24th, we’re headed to Colorado and will attempt to summit four 14k’ers in four days! We picked the tallest, the most difficult and some of the most iconic, beautiful mountains in the state! We will be streaming “LIVE” the entire four days on the Climb for the Kids’ YouTube Channel so that you can follow our journey 24hrs a day. We know it will be challenging to summit all four mountains this late in the year… but we are going to give it our best. The kids are the reason for the climb and they need our support now more than ever! 
Where Are We Climbing?
Mt Massive-14,429′
Mt Elbert-14,439′
Maroon Bells- 14,156′
Pyramid Peak-14,026′
Please take a mintue and subscribe to the Climb For The Kids’ YouTube channel  –don’t miss any of the action. Below, you’ll find more information about this year’s charitable partners and their amazing missions.
Thank you for all your support and donations over the years. Together we will keep growing the campaign and help the kids that need us.


Click on the boxes below to learn more and to make a donation.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon primarily serves children from eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, but also treats children across the United States and from countries around the world. They have been providing care for children regardless of ability to pay since 1956.
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Friends Of Kids With Cancer

Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases. Providing care through the educational and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.
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Team Alec Forever Foundation

In memory of Alec Ingram. Our mission is to provide financial assistance to families going through the loss of a child with cancer in the St. Louis area.
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Girls On The Run - St. Louis

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It's the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
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First Descents

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18 - 39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.
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Our History

Raising Money to help families of children with cancer

2019 | Cotopaxi

Last year, we summited the great active volcano of Cotopaxi, in Ecuador. The team made their way up and back down raising a total of more than $85K!

2018 | Grand Teton

In 2018, the team summited the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to help fund research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Childhood Cancer.

Bringing Awareness To Life-Threatening Diseases

2017 | Pike's Peak

In 2017, The Home Loan Expert’s Running Team completed the gruelling Pikes Peak Marathon, running all the way up and back down 14,115 ft!

2016 | Mt. Rainier

Following the success of the first few years, the team found their way back to the top of Mt. Rainier, only this time more prepared than they ever could be.

2015 | Mt. Rainier


Climb For The Kids began at Mt. Rainier, the active stratovolcano located just a few miles southeast of Seattle. All donations went to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer.

Climbing mountains since 2015

“Being a business owner is about more than bottom lines, it’s also about giving back to the community. I was taught this years ago and I try to improve on it every year.”

Ryan Kelley

Founder of Climb For The Kids
President of The Home Loan Expert

Total Raised


Crowns Fight Cancer

Staunton State Park Track Chair Program

Dell Children's Hospital

Friends of Kids with Cancer

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital



Alec Ingram

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Friends of Kids with Cancer

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital


Alec Ingram

Roman Tough

Friends of Kids with Cancer

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital


Alec Ingram

Friends of Kids with Cancer

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital


Friends of Kids with Cancer

2020 goal


Mt. Massive

Mt. Elbert

Maroon Bells

Pyramid Peak