Contact Us

Contact Us


Phone: 206.628.0777

Office: 5601 6th Ave South, Suite 182, Seattle, WA 98108

Open 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Please send any donations to: LLS Washington/Alaska P.O. Box 102488 Pasadena, CA 91189-2488

Meet The Big Climb Staff

Heather Danforth, Campaign Development Manager

As a native Washingtonian, avid backpacker and mountaineer, Heather recognizes the benefits of perseverance, creativity and remaining grounded in her work. Her career is deeply rooted in non-profit events and donor stewardship, most recently at Washington’s National Park Fund, where she developed peer-to-peer fundraising teams and cultivated relationships with donors and volunteers . She received her BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Washington. Heather is honored to bring her passion and experience to LLS.

Alison Ogliore, Campaign Development Manager

A native Washingtonian, Alison can be found exploring the beaches around Puget Sound, camping with family and cheering on her alma mater, Washington State University. Alison has a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Business. As a triathlete and gymnastics coach, Alison found her career gravitated toward sports and community events with positions at the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs and then closer to home at SEAFAIR. Her first introduction to development and peer-to-peer fundraising came with a role at the National MS Society where she developed a passion for connecting with donors and volunteers. After losing a family member to a blood cancer, Alison is honored to bring her experience, passion and dedication to LLS to improve the lives of those living with blood cancers and to find a cure.

Benjamin Ostman, Campaign Development Manager

Benjamin was born and raised in Minnesota before moving to Florida as a teenager. Once there, Ben earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida before moving to Washington with his partner and their three pets. A lifelong athlete, Ben loves the Pacific Northwest, and coaches Ultimate at his local high school. In his role at LLS, Ben's experience in conventions and peer-peer fundraising melds with his personal connection to the mission of seeing an end to blood cancers.


Amy Dawson, Campaign Development Specialist

Amy grew up in the Seattle area and is an avid hiker, explorer, and music appreciator. She has a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Film. Amy's background in Human Resources, combined with her personal connection to the LLS mission, led her into campaign development where she loves building authentic connections with fundraising teams, donors, volunteers, sponsors, and research partners. She is honored to bring her passion and experience to support cancer research, advocacy, and assistance programs for patients and their families.

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