Climb For Charity – Why Climb Mount Kilimanjaro For Charity?

March 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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Below Robby LeBlanc Created a Short Video Explaining, “Why Climb For Charity?”  And… “Why Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?”

Please feel free to leaver a comment at the end of the climb for charity video.

Help me spread the word about If you know someone in the MEDIA that could interview me, please let me and them know! Thank you in advance. 

No Chips – No Dip!
Robby LeBlanc

P.S. – A special Thanks to Sergio Chavez for his editing expertise with this video.

Climb For Charity! Robby LeBlanc Climbs The Stratosphere Hotel Casino For The American Lung Association

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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On March 3, 2012 Robby LeBlanc Climbed 1,455 Stairs at the Stratosphere Hotel Casino For The American Lung Association Climb for Charity Event Called “Scale The Strat”.

climb for charityI climbed the Stratosphere Hotel Casino Stairs on March 3, 2012 for charity. There Stratospher Hotel Casino has 108 Floors and 1455 Steps! This event was organized by The American Lung Association. Out of the 400 people that registered for the Scale The Strat Climb,, I came in 186 place! My good friend Mark Smith flew in from out of town so we could climb the the strat together.

In October of 2011 I was at the gym working out when I saw this guy running full speed on the stair master! It was blowning my mind. I could barely do 3 minutes on the stair master without catching my breath. Even though I had done 2 half marathons, the Stair Master is a very different animal as far as exercise equipment.

Turns out, the guy running on the Stair Master knew my trainer Nancy Dickinson and came over to our group to talk with her. I told Nancy I wanted to be able to run on the stair master like this guy Randy. Randy said to me, “If you can walk on the Stair Master for 1 hour, you can climb the Stratosphere.”

I started training on the Stair Master and over the course of 2 months I was able to do 60- 75 minutes 3-4x a week on that bad boy! Then a few days before Christmas I had to have a hernia operation. I had to lay off training intensely until February 1, 2012. I didn’t know if that would give me enough time to truly train properly to climb the Stratosphere without hurting myself.  I was really excited but nervous about the climb.

Here is a short video over view from Robby’s “Scale The Strat ” Climb on March 3, 2012.

Climbing the Stratosphere Hotel Casino stairs is a huge confidence builder. I am really proud of my self for this accomplishment. This is another step in fighting Obesity and Diabetes. Now my focus is on training for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2012. Climb for charity is just getting started!!!

See You At The Top!
Robby LeBlanc

Robby LeBlanc is Climbing The Stratosphere Hotel Casino March 3, 2012 For The American Lung Association

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Climb For Charity! Robby LeBlanc is Climbing The Stratosphere Hotel Casino March 3, 2012 To Raise Money For The American Lung Association!

climb for charityRobby LeBlanc is climbing for charity March 3, 2012. In preparation for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity in June 2012, Las Vegas Guitarist Robby LeBlanc will be climbing the Stratosphere Hotel Casino March 3, 2012 in Las Vegas,Nevada for the American Lung Association.

In my fight against Obesity and Diabetes, I know the value of lungs, healthy lungs! In order to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in June, my lungs will have to be in there healthiest state! My mother, Janet LeBlanc died ofCOPD. She smoked for years and it killed her.

What is Scale the Strat?
Scale the Strat is the American Lung Association in Nevada’s competitive stair climb. Individuals and teams will race up the Stratosphere Observation Tower inside staircase, while raising money to fund lung health research, education and advocacy in Southern Nevada.

Climbers will climb 1455 steps which equals 108 floors!climb for charity
Once the climbers are in the tower core, there is no exit point unless there is a medical emergency. Because of the unique location of the climb, special considerations need to be taken before you should register.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about climbing the Stratophere Hotel Casino. It’s 108 floors and 1,455 steps! I don’t expect to be breaking any records but I do expect to finish! The thing is, once you start climbing, you can’t turn around! If an emergency arises and a climber needs to stop, they have to climb to the next exit. They can’t climb down! 

I do know they will have emergency medical teams available, because this is a big deal! This is NOT a cake walk! As they say, you can have bragging rights that you climbed the Stratosphere. I know a lot of folks at my gym that are in a lot better shape and condition than me that say they are not in good enough condition to attemp such a climb. How do I know this, because I asked a number of them to climb the strat with me and they said NO!

Have I bitten off more than I can chew at this time in my training? Maybe so, but Im going for it!

PLUS…It’s a Climb For Charity, The America Lung Association!
Click Here NOW TO Go TO Robby’s American Lung Association FUNDRASING PAGE: 

This is a GREAT WAY to kick off this Climb For Charity Project.

I’ll See You At The Top!
Robby LeBlanc

PS – Feel Free To also Give to Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit Program and the American Diabetes Association.

I Booked My Flight To Tanzania Africa To Climb MT Kilimanjaro!

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Thanks To Propet Shoes, I Just Booked My Flight To Tanzania Africa To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro For Charity!

I leave Las Vegas June 17, 2012 to meet Werner Berger on June 19, 2012. Booking the flight makes this real! I sent an email to Werner letting him know I booked my flight and he said ” GAME ON”!  

This has been a dream and goal to climb Mt Kilimanjaro with Werner Berger since 2004. As I type there is a part of me that still doesn’t believe this is really happening. I can still remember that photo. I was just walking on the top deck of the ship in Tahiti at about 7 am in the morning. You could see dolphins swimming next the the ship. I looked up and there was Werner Berger.

It was at the moment that I asked Werner, ” If I Lose 100 pounds, could I climb Mt Kilimanjaro?” And He responded, ” If you lose 100 pounds, I’ll go with you young man!”I will never forget that moment. For five years Werner called me, asking if I had lost the weight in order to go climb Kilimanjaro with him.

I owe a BIG THANKS to Propet Shoes. They have not only become my shoe sponsor for the Mt. Kilimanjaro climb in June, but have also just paid for my airline ticket for the trip! They want to make sure I get to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and support this Climb For Charity.

There is a saying, it takes a village to raise a child. To expand on that idea, it also takes a village to help someone get their help back once lost. There is no way I could be making the health progress I have made without the help of several people and health professionals. It has truly taken a village for me to get my health back.  

‘I’ve still got a ways to go, but now I have incredible support. Propet Shoes is just helping me to fullfill a dream and for that I am so grateful! Climb for Charity is about to start gaining some momentum. Climb for charity  is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Hopefully over the next few months we should start seeing some real interest in this project. Fighting Obestity and Diabetes is a battle but together with our village we can make great strides!  

Until Next Time…
Robby LeBlanc

Diabetes Pushes “Seinfeld” Actor, Daniel von Bargen To Attemp Suicide

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Diabetes Complications Pushes “Seinfeld”Actor Daniel von Bargen Over The Edge, and Attemps Suicide By Shooting Himself In The Head.

When I saw the headline a few minutes ago in the news about Daniel von Bargen shooting himself in the head over Diabetes, I was in shock. I clicked on the link and watched the the TMZ video and I started crying as I was watching this video. This is EXACTLY what Climb For Charity is ALL about! To bring awareness to the destructiveness of the diseases DIABETES and OBESITY.

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As I’m writing I am still crying. Daniel von Bargen felt like he ran out of options. What a horrible emotional place to be in. I remember the first time my legs went numb during a concert performance. It was horrible and scary!  Watching this video touched close to home. Daniel von Garben diabetes had gotten so bad that he already had 1 leg amputated and was going to the hospital that day to have some toes removed. He reached his limit. How he survived the gunshot wound, is a miracle. watch the video below. Share it with other people that you know have diabetes. This is a HUGE wakeup call for ALL diabetics!

Diabetes can and does destroy every aspect of ones life if it goes untreated. I don’t know what Daniel von Bargen‘s situation is or if he was undergoing some sort of treatment. But I do know, if a diabetic does not get treatment and medical attentions ones health will go from bad to worse, rapidly.

More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes. ••
In 2006, about 65,700 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.

It’s estimated that 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
-Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure
-Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults ages 20-74
-Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.•
-Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States

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Folks, I’m on a mission to bring awareness to OBESITY and DIABETES. It destroys people’s lives! Hopefully my climbing Mt Kilimanjaro will help in this fight!

Let’s all say a quick prayer for Daniel von Bargen and a healthy recovery.

Have a Blessed Day,
Robby LeBlanc

Welcome To Climb For Charity!

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Welcome To Climb For Charity!
Over the coming months I’ll be posting on a regular basis on my training progress and charity updates. Please take the time to review the content on the CLimb For Charity website.

One of my mentors, Robert G Allen  told me years ago, “Robby, you’ve got to learn to turn your lemons into lemonade”!

Overcoming Obesity and learning to controll diabetes for anyone is a huge undertaking.
Because of my mentor, I thought the best way to bring attention to this problem is to turn it into lemonade!

Bringing awareness, thru a “Climb For Charity” to the epidemic of Diabetes and Obesity is critical to overcoming and fighting these ugly diseases. It’s a battle. Diabetes and Obesity are at record high numbers.


Check out these Diabetes FACTS form the Center For Disease Control:
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people
8.3% of the U.S. population

18.8 million people

7.0 million people

Look At These Obesity FACTS:
- About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese.
- Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
- Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.

It is my goal to bring awareness to the Diabetes and Obestity ”EPIDEMIC” and raise money for these related organizations. In the very immediate future, I will be posting on this site the various NON-Profit organizations we will be supporting.

The ADA, American Diabetes Association will be one of the organizations we will be supporting. We will be adding a link shortly to my page at the ADA. Please signup for our Newsletter/ Climb For Charity Updates so we can keep updated on our progress.

Please join me in the fight against Diabetes and Obesity! Together we can MOVE Mountains!

I’LL See You At The Top,
Robby LeBlanc

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