I will be storming the 788 vertical feet (1,311 stairs) of Seattle's Columbia Tower on Sunday, March 23rd to raise funds for blood cancer research. Please support me with a donation by clicking the 'donate' button above the thermometer.
What is the Big Climb?
The Big Climb is a stairclimb up the Columbia Center - the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle. There are 69 flights of stairs, 1311 steps, and 788 feet of vertical elevation. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The video below captures the true spirit of the Big Climb. I'm climbing for my brother Rob, who passed away in May of 2010 after a 9 month fight with T-Cell Lymphoma. I miss his hawaiian shirts, bizarre abstract photographs, and hours-long phone calls every day.
Cancer patients require frequent transfusions to stay strong. Please also consider donating to your local blood bank and signing up for the Be The Match bone marrow registry.
Who is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Every day, more than 347 LLS sponsored researchers come closer to the goal of finding a cure for leukemia and related blood cancers. Locally, LLS funds 7 researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical Center. Your support and commitment to the mission of LLS enables us to continue this important work of saving lives and aids us in our ability to reach patients in our community.
Thank you for your time and I hope that you will consider donating to this cause!