Climb a Mountain to Save Lives

This expedition is a trip of a lifetime a hike to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft / 5,895 m).

February 10 - 16, 2024

Our team participants will train their bodies for the physical and mental rigors of high altitude. They will think creatively and activate their networks to raise money for the innovative young scientists supported by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Our goal as a collective team is to reach at least $1M for brave and bold Damon Runyon scientists. 

Donate to the Timmerman Traverse

To make a donation, select the name of the climber you would like to support or make a gift below to the full 2024 Timmerman Traverse team.

To make an offline donation, please send your gift to the address below. Be sure to include the name of the climber you are supporting. For stock donations or wire transfer instructions, please email

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Attn: Timmerman Traverse
One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10006





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What Your Dollars Support

At the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, we fund high-risk, high-reward cancer research. We identify and enable young scientists who are brilliant, brave, and bold enough to go where others haven’t.

Since our founding, Damon Runyon cancer researchers have made extraordinary breakthroughs in every area of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. To this day, we support the next generation of leaders — emerging talent with unique insights, drive, and boundless vision. We will not stop until we have the tools to prevent or cure all cancers.

Learn more about the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

Read about the latest breakthroughs made by Damon Runyon scientists.

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Our Supporters

  • Samantha Singer A bold way to raise money for a meaningful cause! May your training see you through to a remarkable experience. 3 hours ago $500.00
  • Frank Metzel Test for frank 10 hours ago $10.00
  • Caroline Kostyla What an amazing endeavor! Wishing you all the best on your climb! 15 hours ago $250.00
  • Viney Prasad Hope this helps, great cause mate ! 18 hours ago $25.00
  • Nathan Hunkapiller 21 hours ago
  • Dormer Stephen Best of luck in your preparation and training - what a wonderful adventure and a terrific cause! 21 hours ago
  • Carolyn Patterson Thank you for taking on this amazing challenge, Nagesh! This donation is in honor of Paul H. Patterson, Jr. who also suffered from cancer, glioblastoma multiform, and who was a "big supporter" of biomedical research. 23 hours ago
  • Anonymous Good luck Nagesh! Looking forward to seeing all the photos! A day ago
  • Linda Jones You ROCK, Nagesh! I so appreciate your support for cancer research, and will be with you in spirit the whole way! Linda J A day ago
  • Julia Blatt Go, Nagesh! A day ago
  • Anonymous Good luck!!! A day ago
  • George Vlasuk A day ago
  • Ted Myles go get'em Nagesh! A day ago $250.00
  • Real Chemistry A day ago $5,000.00
  • Mary and Ted Wendell Good luck!! A day ago $500.00
  • John Maraganore A day ago $2,500.00
  • Chuck Kunsch Good luck for a great organization! Trek-on! A day ago
  • Andrea Itano Wishing you great weather for a great climb! Andrea & Richard A day ago $100.00
  • Harold Bursztajn Thank you for being such a good neighbor and leader in the uphill fight against cancer. I admire your own efforts as I dinthat of a friend, and a favorite HMS'76 classmate. Laurie Glimcher. As the occasion arises, I look forward to learning more. Please A day ago
  • Demet Aybar Good luck Nagesh! A day ago $100.00
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  • Real Chemistry A day ago $5,000.00
  • Ted Love Happy to support you! 2 weeks ago $5,000.00
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. 2 weeks ago $5,000.00
  • John Maraganore A day ago $2,500.00
  • Fairway Consulting Group Glad to support this worthy cause and your hike. Keep me posted on your progress. - Dan Gold, Fairway Consulting Group 4 days ago $2,500.00
  • Lesley Stolz Enjoy the trip, Erika! It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Best of luck, Bill Newell and Lesley Stolz 2 weeks ago $2,500.00
  • Bonnie Anderson Wishing you a physically and mentally exuberayting trip. Wish I was by your side!!! Good luck. Your strength and passion will carry you to the TOP. 2 weeks ago $2,500.00
  • Literie Burn bright for cancer research! 2 weeks ago $2,500.00
  • Susie and Peter Armstrong 3 weeks ago $2,500.00
  • Anonymous So inspiring! You can do this! 2 weeks ago $2,000.00
  • Frank Metzel Alpen Consulting Lead by example. If you want others to donate, donate yourself first. Join me in making a difference. 2 weeks ago $2,000.00
  • Jim Baker Fight On, Mike! From this fellow 'SC alum and all of us at Blueprint Medicines, we wish you a safe and successful journey next year. Thank you for making this incredible commitment to patients and cancer research. 2 days ago $1,000.00
  • Priya Nalkur All the best, Abbas. What a journey you're undertaking! 3 days ago $1,000.00
  • Pam & Cliff Steiner Thanks for this opportunity to help you--I know you will succeed in this as you've succeeded in everything you are passionate about! Love you, Mom & Dad 2 weeks ago $1,000.00
  • Anonymous Go crush it, Yaroni! So proud of you! Love you! 2 weeks ago $1,000.00
  • Andrew Hindman GO GET IT DONE!!!! ( and hike safely! ) Great Cause and Great Team. Cheers, Yaron! (And Luke!) 2 weeks ago $1,000.00
  • Valentine Talland Wishing you all the best for this amazing adventure! and for all the training you're doing! XOXOXO 3 weeks ago $1,000.00
  • Samantha Singer A bold way to raise money for a meaningful cause! May your training see you through to a remarkable experience. 3 hours ago $500.00
  • Mary and Ted Wendell Good luck!! A day ago $500.00
  • Lorence Kim Go get it done, Nagesh! A day ago $500.00
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