Welcome to Lexie's Fundraising Page!!
It's that time of year again and I will be doing the Big Climb for my 4th year. The climb is March 24th, 2019.
This year will be a very special and challenging year for many of us doing the climb. For those that aren't aware my Umpah (Grandpa) lost his battle with cancer on April 21, 2018. He was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) in 2005, and died just shy of his 82nd birthday.
I am incredibly proud as he was chosen to be one of the honoree's for the Big Climb this year. You can read the great bio that we all put together on the Big Climb site under "Why We Climb" http://www.llswa.org/site/TR?sid=1164&pg=informational&fr_id=1623#amb01
My Dad has already had the opportunity to speak at the VIP Awards Celebration at the Columbia Tower, and will be sharing my Umpah's story a number of other times both before and after the climb.
This year I will be climbing with many other members of my families and friends.
We will all be climbing as part of Colton's Army, http://coltonsarmy.org/, and we are looking to make this 10th of climbing a big one by raising over $1M since it's inception.
We will beat this disease!!!!!
What is the Big Climb?
The Big Climb is a stairclimb up the Columbia Center - the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle. There are 69 floors of stairs, 1311 steps, and 788 feet of vertical elevation. Although it will be challenging, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients go through. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The video at the bottom of my page captures the true spirit of the Big Climb.
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 10 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!
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