Welcome to My Personal BigClimb Page
Welcome to my personal BigClimb page!
In December of 2014, a nearly 35-year friendship was rocked by cancer. My close childhood friend, Mike Ritchie, was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma. I watched him fight it with strength, courage, humor, and positivity. I am happy to say that he now is cancer-free.
I am excited to be participating in Big Climb Seattle on Sunday, March 22nd along with Mike and others. We are determined to help make blood cancers for everybody a thing of the past!
Please consider supporting me in the cause with a donation by clicking the 'donate now' button on this page. Our efforts will help make a big difference in the fight against 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.
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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