Promotions & Giveaways:
Starting October and running through April, there will be weekly fundraising promotions for a plethora of incentives which include but are not limited to: start times, swag, throwback Big Climb apparel, VIP parking, and vacation packages. Please follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to learn about all of these amazing promotions.
Current and Upcoming Promotions:
Early Bird Registration
Any participant who raised $1,000+ during Big Climb 31 will be eligible for Early Bird Registration for the 2018 Big Climb Seattle. With registration selling out in a few hours, being able to register early will help ensure your participation in the event.
All participants raising $2,500 or more will receive an invitation to the Awards Ceremony at the swanky Columbia Tower Club. VIP's who raise $2,500 or more by event day receive a series of race day perks that include: catered food, private reserved area, personal bag check, and a commemorative gift.
The Elite 30 will consist of the top 30 fundraising participants who will become part of this prestigious group of Big Climbers. Participants who become part of The Elite 30 will receive a special gift, invite to a cancer research tour in Seattle, ability to name/dedicate a floor in the stairwell at Big Climb, special bib and medal on event day, and more!
The top 5 overall, top 5 small per-capita, and top 5 large per-capita fundraising teams as of March 21st, 2018, will be granted access to the Summit Club on event day. The Club includes catered food, special top fundraising prizes, a photo booth, exclusive race bibs, and great fun!
Each year the Big Climb celebrates the accomplishments of top fundraisers and racers at our annual Awards Ceremony at the swanky Columbia Tower Club. Participants raising $2,500/person or more, top fundraising team captains, and selected team representatives will be invited to this special event to be held at a later date in April.
All participants regardless of age are required to reach a fundraising minimum. This is in addition to the registration fee. The fundraising minimum for participants who are 18 years of age or older is $150, and the fundraising minimum for participants 17 and under is $100. Participants who do not raise the minimum will not be allowed to participate in future Big Climbs. When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Most leukemia patients, especially children, died within three months. Even by the mid-1950s, when the first-generation chemotherapy drugs began appearing, the disease remained a stubborn challenge. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients. LLS is a driving force behind breakthroughs in treating blood cancer patients. Because the event has to be capped at 6,000 participants and last year there were over 2,000 people on a waitlist, it is vital for the Big Climb to maximize participant’s fundraising efforts.
Q: Can I conduct a raffle to raise money for LLS?
A: Probably not. Only if you are a member of a non-profit or membership organization that holds a valid raffle license in Washington or Alaska, may legally conduct a raffle for LLS. The Washington / Alaska Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chooses not to hold a raffle/gaming license because of the significant administrative burden, high cost and personal liability it places on LLS and its staff.
It is important to know the raffle and gaming laws in the state in which you reside. As a volunteer raising funds for LLS you are bound by those laws when holding a raffle of any kind, including knowing the types of prizes that are lawfully allowed.
Participants past and present, as well as sponsors, patient honorees, volunteers and staff have worked incredibly hard over the years to build Big Climb into a world-class fundraising event. We know that you are working extremely hard in helping us meet our fundraising goals and for that we are grateful. Like you, we want to protect the stellar reputation of Big Climb for years to come.
How To Submit Donations
Please mail any check donations or matching gifts to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Big Climb Seattle
5601 6th Ave S, Suite 182
Seattle, WA 98108
Federal Tax ID- 13-5644916
You may also drop off donations to the LLS offices at the location listed above. We do not recommend mailing cash, and suggest dropping off cash donations in person.
Please email any matching gift email verification notices to firstname.lastname@example.org.