Climbing for Lymphoma

The Team of Hope is a dynamic team of ordinary, yet courageous and inspirational people, who plan to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in an effort to raise public awareness of the symptoms of Lymphoma and the importance of early detection of this type of cancer.

The Climb will take place early May 2010 and will be captained by Robby Kojetin, (the 17th South African to summit Mount Everest).

In 2009 Robby carried a message of hope to the summit of Mount Everest, in memory of a friend and mentor who succumbed to Lymphoma.

In May 2010, he will be captaining a team, which will include Lymphoma survivors, Ilse-Mari Hanekom, Lionel Greenberg & Johann Enslin.  This Team of Hope will be carrying messages of hope inscribed on a Soccer Ball, from other Lymphoma survivors, to the summit.




The team will climb the Machame Route - up the Machame path and down the Mweka path.

This route traverses from the Umbwe Caves, to Baranco camp, to Karanga Valley, to Barafu Camp to the summit, then down to Millenium camp and back to South Africa.

Show your support of this initiative and follow Team of Hope by joining the ‘Team of Hope needs you’ Facebook group.