Colton's Army is working toward $1million for a cure this year!!
Hello! I will be participating in Big Climb Seattle on Sunday, March 24th.
I originally started supporting Colton's Army many years ago, while watching a wonderful colleague of mine go through an extremely difficult battle (more like a war, really) with her family. Her name is Suzy Matter; some of you may have heard of her or her son Colton. :) This will be the 10th year for the team and we are looking to break the $1millon mark!!
Last year was the first year I decided to participate in my own my own fundraising/climbing efforts as part of the Colton's Army team. My uncle Dennis was also fighting multiple myeloma at that time. He lost his fight the Friday prior to last year's big climb. It was a devastating loss that further fuels my motivation. These are just a couple of the reasons why I climb. I know our efforts are part of the reason why Colton remains in remission and I know our continued efforts will result in more cures!!!
Please support me with a donation by clicking the 'donate now' button above this text!
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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