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It’s that time of year again where it’s time to start practicing stairs, the Big Climb is on March 22nd. The Alaska Airlines Team is up and running (or climbing) and we are always looking for more people to join us.
This is my 7th time doing the Stair climb and raising money for this great organization. When I first joined it was for the challenge of just climbing the Columbia tower (69 flights, 1311 steps or 788 feet of vertical elevation). But as I started going up the stairs I saw all the people that the different blood cancers hurt. There are photos and brief bios of people who this research helps or in memory of someone who passed away from a blood cancer. These are pictures and stories about men, women and children (so many children) who are or have struggled with various blood cancers.
For me, 3 years ago this hit home when my best friend’s mom got multiple myeloma. When I first heard the diagnosis, I was trying to remember where I had heard of that type cancer. As I thought about it I remembered, it was on the stairwell where they had in honor and in memory posters where I had seen that type of cancer. As I spoke to my friend I let her know about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She was able to reach out to the organization and they helped her family pay for chemo treatments for the last year of her mom’s life. It really is a great organization, that not only funds research but also helps people who are struggling with blood cancer. And every bit helps.
Would you consider joining us this year? You can Join the Alaska team by selecting Join Tiffany’s Team (Alaska Airlines).
If you are unable to join us would you consider supporting us in other ways? We are also trying to raise money for this great organization and if you donate you never know who you could be helping, a coworker, your favorite niece or nephew, your mom or dad. Blood Cancer’s touch so many lives and every little bit helps.
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.
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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