|I will be participating in 21st Annual Big Climb for Leukemia for my 3rd year. The event is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s most challenging event - and a complete quad burner! Last March, over 3,200 people climbed the stairs at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, the state’s tallest skyscraper, and raised over $465,000 of which my fundraising raised over 1,000 of it. |
The 69-flight course includes 1,311 steps, 19 steps per flight and 788 feet of vertical elevation. I will running the stairs and being timed and looking to beat last years time of 16minutes 30 seconds. Thats over 4 flights of stairs per minute
In addition to a challenging workout, the Big Climb gives me the opportunity to fight leukemia. Leukemia, a cancer of the body’s blood-forming organs, is the leading disease killer of children; yet for every child diagnosed, ten adults face this disease. Thanks to research supported by contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, survival rates in both adult and childhood leukemia have dramatically improved.
Please consider supporting me as I climb all those stairs in an effort to fight blood cancers. Thank you!