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Hello! I will be participating in Big Climb Seattle in 2021. It will be virtual so we all will participate by hiking/biking/running or walking in our chosen location (mine will be likely on a mountain). Some of us will video-tape ourselves to show our donators why we pour sweat into this monumental yearly event! Our efforts will help make a huge difference in conquering blood cancers!
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. 2020 & 2021 will be virtual (solo participation for the work-out part; not at Columbia Tower due to Covid-19).
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!
I climb in honor and/or memory of the following: Steve Jankelson “Jank” our co-captain through 3/2018 race, Mike Ritchie (survivor & captain), Uncle Ray Watts, Jr., Colton Matters, & Dennis Nead. Even though our friend Liza Yore has different types of cancer, I always climb for her, too!
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