100% of Big Climb Seattle's proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest
voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research
around the world and provides free information and support services.
Proceeds from Big Climb help advance our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. This mission is carried out through funding extensive research for treatments and cures, government advocacy, patient assistance programs, community outreach and education programs.
Fred Appelbaum, M.D., Executive Vice President and Deputy Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"As a researcher in the field of blood cancers, I have never experienced a more exciting and hopeful time. We are in the midst of true revolutions in the areas of genomics and immunotherapy that almost certainly will bring us much closer to the long-sought goal of eliminating these diseases as a cause of suffering and death. It is, however, painfully ironic that at this very time, funding from the federal government for research in blood cancers has dropped. This is what makes support from the LLS so incredibly valuable. Without such support, dedicated investigators will be forced to leave the field, abandoning important avenues of research. Support from the LLS is critical to allow us to maintain the incredible momentum that has been built, so that we can see our current advances translated into clinical benefit."