This Quarter’s Pick
Big Climb Seattle|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Big Climb is a stairclimb up the Columbia Center – the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle. There are 69 floors of stairs, 1311 steps (yes 1311!), and 788 feet of vertical elevation. All proceeds benefit 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. Since the mid-1990s, LLS has invested over $30 million in local research. Chances are, all of of us here in Seattle have a family member or friend who has benefited from this research.