Climb For The Kids 2019

Cotopaxi, Ecuador

We’re excited to summit Cotopaxi in Ecuador for our 5th Climb For The Kids.


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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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Dell Children’s Trust of Dell Children’s Hospital

Dell Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric and Level 1 trauma center in Central Texas. We are a non-profit hospital that provides a dedicated multidisciplinary team with a family centered approach. Dell Children’s is committed to a single purpose: making your child feel like a kid again
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Staunton State Park Track Chair Program Founded by Friends of Staunton State Park

Colorado Parks and Wildlife values the right of every visitor to experience our state’s natural beauty. To provide this opportunity to the disabled community, Staunton State Park offers Action Trackchairs®, which allow visitors with limited mobility to explore designated trails in the park.
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Elizabeth Weidner/Crowns Fight Cancer

Elizabeth Weidner is an experienced cancer fighter and a veteran public speaker. Elizabeth became inspired to become an advocate for childhood cancer awareness after winning the Junior Miss Crown in Summer 2017 at the Miss Effingham County Fair queen pageant while battling cancer. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January 2016.
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Our History

2018 | Grand Teton

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

Ryan Kelley and The Home Loan Expert Team have been climbing mountains since 2015 to raise money and awareness to help families battling life threatening diseases. Ryan and his team are so moved by the kids and their families, that a Climb for the Kids initiative is introduced every year to bring awareness and support to active organizations like Friends of Kids with Cancer, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Fight DMD, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and more.

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.

“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 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018



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

2019 goal

cotopaxi, ecuador