Charitble Partners

100% of money raised by participants go to support children’s and Veterans’ causes.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Fisher House Foundation

An organization that has served over 400,000 families since its inception, Fisher House is focused on supporting military and veteran families in a variety of ways, including providing comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital.

Team Alec Forever

Team Alec Forever’s  mission is to financially help childhood cancer families with end of life expenses, who are treated in the St. Louis area. No one should ever have to go through this. Our greatest wish is for this to never again be needed. Our prayer will ALWAYS be for a world without childhood cancer. We continue to fight for that to become reality. Until then, we will fund raise to financially support families going through this horrible disease. Surviving the loss of a child is hard enough. Help us, help these families in memory of Alec Ingram.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) believes when families are together, they cope better, and that no family should have to deal with their child’s medical crisis alone. The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

First Descents

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

Children’s Heart Foundation

The Children’s Heart Foundation was founded in 1996 and is the country’s leading organization solely dedicated to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research. Their mission is to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research. To date, through 2020, The Children’s Heart Foundation has funded $15 million of CHD research and scientific collaborations.

Girls on the Run St. Louis

Inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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.

Crowns Fight Cancer

The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation works jointly on the legacy that Elizabeth established with Crowns Fight Cancer. As a childhood cancer warrior, Elizabeth advocated for those that couldn’t by utilizing her crown to change how the world viewed pediatric cancer.

Girls on the Run Rockies

Inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation

Focused not just on the health of kids today but on the long-term health of the communities it serves.

Fight DMD

Funds research to help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that weakens the muscles over time.

Isaac Bruce Foundation

Reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle with a focus on education.

Children’s Home & Aid

Children’s Home & Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. They help children recover their health, their hope, and their faith in the people around them. For 138 years, CH&A has shown up for Illinois families. They serve in the places where it’s proven to be the most effective: at home, in the classroom, and in the community. CH&A is an agency that puts families at the center of every decision and believe that communities where we all work, play and live together can be strengthened through data-informed, collaborative and preventative solutions.

Title Sponsors

Our generous Title Sponsors make it possible for 100% of donations to go to the causes we support. Thank you!

The Home Loan Expert, LLC

A mortgage lender on the road to a national footprint, offering best-in-class customer service and great rates.

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Hero Loan

Hero Loan is all about service and support. For the men and women that have given their service, Hero Loan prides itself in serving veterans and military families to get the home loans they deserve.

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“We actually roll up our sleeves and fight for the causes we believe in.”

Ryan Kelley
Founder of The Home Loan Expert & The Keep Climbing Foundation

Event Sponsors & Partners

EXIT Southeast

Thank you to EXIT Southeast for sponsoring the Climb for the Kids, Appalachian Trail event! EXIT Southeast is the regional operation for EXIT Realty in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Tennessee and Texas. Growing daily in franchises and agents and earning top region in North America consistently, EXIT is revolutionizing the way in which real estate is being done, and we want you to experience the EXIT difference!

COUNTRY Financial

Thank you to our Hero Loan Climb event sponsor! Planning with a personal touch. Advancements in technology are a good thing, but sometimes they make life a little less personal. COUNTRY Financial wants to help you own your future, and know that the best way to do that is to get to know you – your needs and your goals. It’s a little heart that sets COUNTRY FINANCIAL apart. Andy Winters’ team generously sponsored this climb and is ready to help you reach your financial goals.

Alpine Jewel Via Ferrata

Italian for “iron way,” Via Ferrata provides an exciting way for new climbers to ascend rock walls using fixed iron cables, steel steps, bridges, and ladders. Designed and built by Via Ferrata Works, the Alpine Jewel offers numerous fully-guided routes and experiences all on one site in Estes Park, CO. Routes range from green to double black diamond, offering a variety of experiences that are ideal for beginners, families, and corporate groups as well as seasoned climbers and adventure seekers.

Ozark Trail Association

The Missouri Ozarks is one of the most diverse places on earth. There is over 390 miles of trail, divided into (mostly) linked sections. Come explore our mountains, hills, and valley filled with springs, crystal-clear streams, and waterfalls on the Ozark Trail.

Missouri State Parks

Missouri’s state park system, which on multiple occasions has been ranked as one of the top four state park systems in the nation, contains 92 state parks and historic sites plus the trails at Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry. Within more than 160,000 acres available to the public, the state park system has something to fit everyone’s needs.

Gear Partners


In 2006, YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the cooler you’d use every day if it existed. Today, YETI products perform when it matters most – whether that be an excursion into the remote Alaskan wilderness, chasing redfish on the Gulf coast, or just getting together with friends in the backyard.  They believe the more time we spend outside, the more we understand our responsibility to protect the places we love.


KÜHL proudly remains one of the few privately owned and independent companies in the outdoor space, allowing them to stay true to their customers, providing the highest quality products possible.  They are here to inspire you to follow your true calling, true passions, and support independents in all walks of life. They strive to produce the best outdoor products on the market; hoping that, once in the hands of valued customers, that new purchase will ignite a passion for the Great Outdoors.

Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water and injuries. They have a mission to create best-in-class products that offer better days in nature. This higher standard also applies to charitable giving. Since millions don’t have access to clean drinking water, they donate filters to save lives, helping 140 charities in more than 80 countries.

Big Agnes

Big Agnes started over 20 years ago with the inspiration to build better gear to get people out camping. It was a simple idea, rooted in providing comfort to brave souls sleeping in the backcountry and keeping them on their sleeping pad. At our core, Big Agnes want to inspire you to get outside and find the same appreciation for the backcountry we have.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Thank you to our gear sponsor! Hyperlite Mountain Gear is a community of like-minded backcountry athletes who share a passion for the quiet sports and the transcendence of remote wilderness. Most importantly it is a collective who subscribes to the belief that having the right gear–nothing more than one needs to achieve success, and nothing less than is necessary to do so comfortably, safely, and precisely–results in a transformational outdoor experience.

Woodroad Gear

Whether you’re roping cattle, turning wrenches, going on a trail run, or just relaxing after a hard day’s work, Woodroad Gear Co. socks are designed to keep your feet comfortable and dry in all conditions (making them the perfect partner for your journey).

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