"I'm Anne, I'm 85 and I'm not done yet."
My Name is Anne Lorimor, I am about to set a World Record climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit disadvantaged kids.
People say I’m crazy. An 85 year old great-grandmother intending to climb the tallest mountain in Africa?
They’re right. I’m crazy to see every child get the hand up they deserve while inspiring seniors and all generations to seek and experience new adventures.
The climb is scheduled for July, 2015. This site has links to follow the progress of training, documentation of the Guinness World Record, and opportunities for giving. My goal in funding this climb also has a direct impact on funding my charity for children.
I have challenged myself to meet some pretty lofty goals, and I challenge followers of this adventure to give a hand up to homeless, foster, orphan and disadvantaged kids through my Challenge Youth Fund which I began in 2004 and will leave as my legacy for generations of kids to have opportunities to reach their full potential and, in turn, make a difference in the world.
In 2004, Anne founded the Challenge Youth Fund, an organization under the Arizona Community Foundation. The mission of Lorimor’s fund is to help children and youth reach their full potential and, in turn, to make a difference in the world. The fund cooperates with other organizations to offer education and mentoring opportunities to underserved children and teens with an emphasis in helping foster and orphaned children, as well as homeless youth.
For this specific outreach of the KiliClimb for Kids, my Challenge Youth Fund will designate donations given over the next 6 months to a new piano lab for Rosie’s House, a music academy that provides free music instruction to over 400 deserving kids in Phoenix. There are 120 kids in the piano program. For every student at Rosie’s house there are 4 more on a waiting list. The cost of the piano lab is $50,000. This will enable Rosie’s house to better serve current students and allow more students the opportunity to grow through music. Incorporating discipline, good grades and character development through their very qualified teacher/mentors, 97% of their high school graduates of 2014 went on to college.
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