Team Lesie Cakes to the Top!!!
Last March I participated in my first ever Seattle Big Climb, taking on the challenge of climbing 69 floors to the top of Seattle’s tallest building, the Columbia Center. While the event itself was a challenge (and a victory!), it pales in comparison to the battles blood cancer patients fight every day of their lives.
On December 1st, 2017, the lives of my co-worker and his family changed forever. A visit to the doctor for his 3-year-old daughter's nagging cold quickly escalated to the worst news any parent could ask for – their little girl, “Lesie Cakes”, was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia (A.L.L.). Wasting no time, the team at Seattle Children’s Hospital began immediate treatment for this aggressive cancer, and have been fighting a lengthy, demanding battle ever since. In the two years since her diagnosis, the challenges they’ve faced are things you wouldn’t wish on anyone. Yet every time I see pictures of “Lesie Cakes” her strength is improving, her hair is coming in beautifully, and there’s a light in her eye that shows us she is a WARRIOR! Her journey toward her cure date continues until March 30, 2020, just eight days after the 2020 Big Climb.
In support of their family, and for the many others fighting to beat blood cancer, we started “Team Lesie Cakes”. Every dollar raised funds researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical Center. Please consider donating to our fundraising efforts. Anything you can give brings us closer to continuing to give hope to those who are facing these challenges in life. Also, please don’t forget to ask if your company will match donations.
Thank you for your donation! We welcome you to join our team as well. You can sign up using the link to the right.
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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