One Kidney Climb

To promote the gift of life through living donation, 22 kidney donors will represent Kidney Donor Athletes (KDA) with a summit of Mt Kilimanjaro on World Kidney Day (March 10, 2022)! KDA is using this climb to bring awareness to living donation, demonstrate what is possible post-donation, and to launch initiatives which inspire, support and educate people about the experience of living donation.  We envision a world where there are enough living donors to meet the needs of all who require a life saving kidney transplant. Read more about the climb from KDA Board President, Bobby McLaughlin.

And check out the One Kidney Climb blog page to learn more about the KDA climbers on this advocacy adventure.

ONE KIDNEY CLIMB MEDIA ADVISORY: Here’s the What/When/Where/Why of our big adventure!

FACT SHEET: LIVING KIDNEY DONATION Find out more about the dire need and the life saving benefits of living kidney donation.

FACT SHEET: MOUNT KILIMANJARO Interesting facts about the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

KDA KILIMANJARO CLIMBING TEAM: Learn more about this group of 22 kidney donor athletes from across the U.S. and Canada.

Atlanta: Natalie
Boston: Samantha
Burlington-Plattsburgh: Rebekah
Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte: Matthew
Dallas: Shannon
Denver: Andrea
Denver: J’ne
Denver: Patty
Denver: Jay
Denver: Chris
Denver: Katie
Detroit-Grand Rapids: Emily
Kansas City: Stephanie
Milwaukee: Kathryn
Minneapolis: Mike
New York: Steve
Portland: Tracey
Brewer: Kristyn
San Luis Obispo: Sarah
Seattle: Bobby
Spokane: Shawna
Vancouver, BC: Lucy


Would you like to donate to our advocacy effort? You can make a personal donation here on our One Kidney Climb GoFundMe site.

Are you interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for our event? Click here to download our 2022 One Kidney Kili Climb Corporate Sponsorship Packet!

If you have any questions related to our incredible advocacy expedition, donating, or sponsorship, please contact Kidney Donor Athletes President, Bobby McLaughlin at