Climbing For C.A.D.E: Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

For: Children with Autism Deserve Education
Minnetonka, MN
Organizer: John Byington
Climbing For C.A.D.E: Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb (Children with Autism Deserve Education)
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Climbing for Children with Autism Deserve Education


In February of 2017, a group of fundraisers will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise $19,340.00 for Children with Autism Deserve Education (C.A.D.E.), a Minnesota 501c3 nonprofit organization benefiting children with autism. From the board members of this organization to the climbers, the C.A.D.E. Foundation is 100% volunteer based. All net proceeds received from this event and every other event hosted by C.A.D.E. will be awarded to children with autism through various grants!

Through the collection of sponsorship's from local businesses, personal donations, in-kind donations, and proceeds gathered from a series of organized sub-events, we plan to raise $19,340.00. This amount equates to one dollar per vertical foot ascended during the climb. Your donation will truly make a difference in positively changing the lives of children with autism! Any and all help is appreciated!

Ways to help:

-Make a donation on this webpage.

-Share this webpage on Twitter, Facebook, or by email

-Own your own business, or know someone who does? We are happy to collaborate with businesses on ideas and have benefit packages available based on the amount donated. Since C.A.D.E. is a registered 501c3 non-profit, donations of any kind are tax-deductible. Please contact [email protected] for further information on this.

-We have planned a series of sub-events to assist.  Please consider attending or volunteering at these events!

-Climb with us and help us fund-raise!

-If interested in sponsoring the climbers that are organizing and climbing, please follow this link:

The Climbing Crew:

John Byington– Organizer, Charity Climber, and C.A.D.E. Board Member

Ryan Esselman– Charity Climber

Alyssa Deutschmann– Charity Climber

Michael Owusu-Afriye – Charity Climber

CLIMBERS WANTED: We are looking for additional fundraising charity climbers to join us. If you share the interests of helping children with autism and/or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, please let us know. We ask that climbers cover their own expenses throughout the trip and help fundraise as much as possible. A life changing adventure to the roof of Africa is waiting!

Upcoming Events:

-Park Tavern Bowling for C.A.D.E. on Saturday, October 15th. Follow link for more info:

-Autism Climb Night at the Minneapolis Vertical Endeavors on Saturday, November 12th. Follow link for more info:


We would like to extend a special thank you to the following contributors, and everyone else that has taken part in helping us reach our fundraising goal:

Official Sponsor:

Vibrant Technologies

Contributing Sponsors:

SunnyDays Therapy


Minnesota Hyperbaric Treatment Center

In-Kind Sponsors:

Nutrition Ignition – Kuaka Endurance

Large Personal Donations Made By:

Paul Schoenecker

The Burns Family

The Skinner Family

Jeff and Stacy Carlson through the American Center for Philanthropy

Sub-Event Support:

The band Hippo Campus

Minneapolis Vertical Endeavors

Galactic Pizza in Minneapolis

Pizza Luce - Uptown

Mandarin Yang Chinese food - Minnetonka

Park Tavern in Saint Louis Park

Gina Marias Pizzeria

Kowalski’s Market (Excelsior)

Lakewinds Food Coop

Silent Auction Sponsors:

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Timberwolves

MN Zip lines and Adventures

Folium Medica

Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis

Minnesota Zoo

Big Thrill Factory - Minnetonka

Pizza Luce – Hopkins

Minneapolis Art Institute

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Pump It Up – Eden Prairie

Safari Island - Waconia

Stages Theatre – Hopkins

Afton Alps

Three Rivers Park District

Chaska Parks and Recreation

Saint Paul Saints

Pie Five (Eden Prairie)

Wuollet Bakery

AirMaxx Trampoline Park (Eden Prairie)

Buck Hill

Rollar Gardens (Saint Louis Park)

Pub 819

Since we are a registered 501c3 non-profit, all donations are tax deductable!

For more information on the C.A.D.E. Foundation and the various grants that we award, please go to our website:

Thanks for looking!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 1, 2017

Posted on February 1, 2017

There are only 8 more days until the climbers leave for Tanzania to take part in this Charity Climb!! Everyone is very excited!

Thanks again to everyone that has made it possible the reach/exceed our fundraising goal! We will be accepting additional donations for this campaign until 3/6/17. The more we are able to raise the better!


Posted on December 9, 2016

Posted on December 9, 2016

We have met and surpassed our goal of raising $19,340 for Children with Autism Deserve Education! The fundraising efforts will continue right up until we leave for Tanzania on 2/9/2017!

A HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported this campaign!


Posted on August 9, 2016

Posted on August 9, 2016

Climbing for C.A.D.E. would like to extend a thank you to Nutrition Ignition for their donation of Muscle Defense, Kuaka Epic Endurance, nutrition counseling, and generosity! Here is a link to check out their new website: 

When it comes to fueling an adventure that requires any level of endurance, Kuaka is an absolute game-changer!!

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