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**ATTENTION** It is very important to verify you are registered correctly as a Climber (untimed stairwell), or Racer (timed stairwell). If you need to make any changes to your participation (including substitutions, change of shirt size/type, being added to a team, change of participation type) you MUST request these changes no later than next Friday, February 24th by 5:00pm. After this deadline, any other changes must be made on event day and there will be a $10 fee for any changes at that time. To make a change before the deadline, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Climb
At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 floors, or 1,311 steps, to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck with breathtaking views of the entire Puget Sound region. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb event raises money through individual and team fundraising, sponsorship and entry fees which is then invested in its mission to fund blood cancer research and support services for patients. In 2014, the event sold out in 13 hours and raised $2.42 million for blood cancer research and patient services. Registration for the 2015 Big Climb sold out in 9 hours and raised a record-breaking $2.92 million! Big Climb 30 sold out in a record-breaking 8 hours and raised an incredible $2.74 million. Big Climb 31 will take place on March 26, 2017.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Meet the Staff
Lindsey Tucker, Senior Campaign Manager
Lindsey started working at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in August of 2014. Prior to joining the Big Climb team in February of 2015, Lindsey worked on Light the Night, another LLS campaign. She has a history of working in non-profits, beginning her career with an internship at Make-A-Wish before working at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. While interning for Make-A-Wish, Lindsey saw many children come through with blood cancers, which helped inspire her to eventually work for LLS. Lindsey is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she majored in Sociology. In working on Big Climb, Lindsey aspires to make fundraising as easy as possible for participants, and hopes to help the Big Climb community support as many people affected by blood cancer as possible.
Fun fact: Lindsey is a huge San Francisco Giants fan, but has reformed into a Mariners fan too since moving to Seattle!
Danielle Fleer, Campaign Manager
Danielle is from the Bay Area, and started with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Donor Development Intern in August 2014. Later, she moved into a Campaign Specialist position, working on Light the Night and Man & Woman of the Year. In August of 2015 she moved to Seattle and joined the Big Climb team. Danielle is a graduate of Sonoma State University, where she earned her degree in Liberal Studies. Danielle can relate to Big Climb participants who have had a loved one going through a cancer diagnosis, as Danielle's mother is a cancer survivor. Danielle strongly believes in the mission of LLS and is always inspired when meeting with participants and volunteers.
Fun fact: Danielle loves sloths, and has even gotten to pet and feed sloths at a sloth sanctuary!
Emily Sharick, Campaign Manager
Emily came to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after spending her time working on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks and Fundraising at the American Cancer Society for several years. Previous to her employment in non-profits, she has done internships in various hotels including Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She joins us from the Great Lakes State where she is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a degree in Hospitality and Event Management. Moving to Seattle in September of 2016, she hopes to soak in the city and dive full force into learning and contributing to the Big Climb. She particularly aspires to build strong and lasting relationships with the teams and make it as easy as possible for participants to be active in the Big Climb from beginning to end.
Fun fact: Emily has a deep appreciation for beaches and never turns down a day at the lake!
Emily Muirhead, Campaign Assistant
Emily joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society team in Autumn 2016, splitting her time between all non-national campaigns including: Big Climb, Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, Winter Pineapple Classic and the Leukemia Cup Regatta. She earned a BA in Communications: Journalism with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle. After previously working as a journalist across the Puget Sound region, Emily has shifted her career into the nonprofit realm. She began working in donor relations and fundraising through an internship with Grameen Foundation on their international development team, and aspires to continue working towards producing a better future for those who need it most. With a passion for community outreach, sharing stories and fostering human connection, Emily is deeply dedicated to LLS’s mission of working for a cure.
Fun fact: Like a true Seattle native, you’ll often find Emily hiking around the Cascades and Mount Rainier National Park.
Zoe Ludwig, Big Climb Intern
Zoe is a junior studying Biology at the University of Washington. She is joining the Big Climb staff to help with Big Climb 31 after 2 years of event planning for UW’s residence halls. Her goal is to learn more about what it is like to work in the non-profit sector. Zoe has always been inspired by the response of her peers who comfort, surround, and provide for families in her community who are affected by blood cancers. Ever since she was a kid Zoe has said she wants to make a difference in the world. She is excited to help raise funds for blood cancer research as a step towards that goal.
Fun Fact: Zoe loves the ocean! She has her SCUBA certification and has dove with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and more!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Phone: (206) 628-0777