Luke Timmerman's Team Kilimanjaro

Luke Timmerman Kilimanjaro

After a successful summit of Mt. Everest, Luke Timmerman has set his sights on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Formed by biotech executives and investors from around the country, Team Kilimanjaro will travel to Tanzania, Africa in July 2019.

Team Kilimanjaro climbers will each raise $50,000 or more to support cancer research at Fred Hutch. Luke’s Mt. Everest Climb to Fight Cancer raised $340,000 for Fred Hutch. This year, we believe we can raise at least $1 million for lifesaving cancer research.

To mail in a donation, please send to the address below, indicating the climber you wish to donate to in the subject line. For stock donations or bank transfer instructions, please email

Fred Hutch
ATTN: Climb to Fight Cancer
1100 Fairview Ave N, Mail Stop J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109


  • Simba Gill, CEO, Evelo Biosciences; Venture Partner, Flagship Pioneering
  • Heidi Hagen, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Vineti
  • Kirsten Axelsen, Vice President for Strategy and New Business Assessment, Pfizer Innovative Health
  • Deaidra Smith, Director of Portfolio Communications, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Nancy Hong, Managing Director, RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Ken Brunt, Vice President of Customer Operations, Veracyte
  • Peter Faroni, Co-founder and Partner, Madryn Asset Management
  • Oren Beske, SVP, Corporate Strategy and Development, ATUM

Fundraising goal:

$1,000,000 / $50,000 per climber


19,340 feet

Guide service:

Alpine Ascents International (AAI)


Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Foundation Medicine
Madryn Asset Management
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS


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