Big Climb 2024

Squale's Squad

Hello! Squale's Squad will be participating in Big Climb. Please support us with a donation by clicking the 'donate now' button above. Our efforts will help make a big difference in the fight against blood cancers. 

Our Story

The week before Christmas, our dear Dominic, "Squale", was diagnosed with leukemia (b-cell ALL). He has been receiving chemotherapy for over a month now and is already leukemia free in his bone marrow. There is still a long road ahead to make sure we keep it out of his system for good! Life will be a little different these next couple of years, but we feel SO lucky to have the support system we do. He is a strong kid and can do hard things! 

Please climb with us to show support and solidarity for Dominic and the rest of the DeSimone / Oltman family. If you are not able to participate in person, please consider donating - LLS is amazing and helps so many families across the US. Thank you so much in advance!

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.

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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