Welcome to Team Sunrise and Lowell's Page
I'm doing BIG CLIMB SEATTLE on March 24, 2024.
Why am I climbing?
To honor my Big Sis, Evie. She was a cancer warrior, and fought leukemia with her fiercely independent style. To say she was one of my heroes would be an understatement. I think about her every day.
My sister, Anne, and I formed Team Sunrise to honor Evie's love of a good sunrise, and the goal in front of us to rise up all 1311 steps of the Columbia Tower. The picture I've chosen was taken by Evie from her porch, looking out at her favorite tree, Burl, covered with birds - and the sun rising over Grays Harbor in all its beauty.
What can you do?
Donate! Any amount, large or small, will help. I'm hoping to raise $1311. This is $1 for every step I will climb on March 24, 2024. Our team goal is $2622, the total number of steps my sister Anne and I will climb.
UPDATE! Due to a few generous donations, I'm already over my initial goal. And we are over our initial #TeamSunrise goal. I'll be increasing my goal amount, and we are increasing our #TeamSunrise goal, too. Thank you, all!
Don't have the means to donate money? No problem. Donate blood at a local blood bank. Cancer warriors (and trauma survivors) use blood products all the time during treatment. Donating blood saves lives.
Want to climb? Join Team Sunrise! Let me know if you have any questions.
Lowell's Training Update
Total Floors on the Stairmaster/Other Stairs: 336
Total Steps Climbed: 5466
Last Update: 12/09/2023
I use a pretty wide-ranging fitness program, with lifting and cardio as often as possible. But starting the first week of October when Anne and I created the team, I aim to do at least 2 stairmaster workouts per week. Typically, I'll warm up on the treadmill at an incline for 20-25 minutes, then hit the stairmaster. Each time I hit the stairmaster, I add at least one more minute, and 2-3 floors. By March 24, 2024 I plan to be able to do 100 floors on the stairmaster.
What is Big Climb?
At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle is one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 floors, or 1,311 steps, to reach the highly acclaimed Sky View Observatory with breathtaking views of the entire Puget Sound region. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb event raises money through individual and team fundraising, sponsorship and entry fees which is then invested in its mission to fund blood cancer research and support services for patients and their families. In 2018, the Big Climb raised a record-breaking $3,007,080. Big Climb Seattle will be taking place on Sunday, March 24, 2024.
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.
To donate to our team as a whole, please click the 'donate' button above, and your donation will be distributed equally between all team members. To make a donation to an individual team member, please click on their name below.
Thank you for your time and I hope that you will consider donating to this cause!
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