Geeks Come Out for The Big Climb
GeekGirlCon to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Seattle, Washington – On March 20th, 2011, people from all over the Puget Sound area will be gathering at the Columbia Center in Downtown Seattle in order to climb 69 flights of stairs to raise funds and awareness for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. This year, GeekGirlCon is putting together a team.
2011 is the 25th anniversary of The Big Climb, so the Washington/Alaska chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) wants to make this the biggest climb ever! Community Outreach Coordinator for GeekGirlCon Amanda McGall says, “GeekGirlCon is getting involved in the Big Climb because the event is inspiring, big in heart, and crucial in its purpose. This is an amazing way to support those who are fighting blood cancers while making people think about their own health as they face a big physical challenge that is small in comparison to those who struggle with cancer.” It is possible for us to make a difference in the lives of those affected by these diseases, so let’s get out there and do it! In 2010, over 400 teams joined the climb, and over $1.6 million dollars were raised in support of the LLS.
If you’re interested in joining The Big Climb with your own team, be sure to register on their website. According to the registration page, the event is already over 75% full, so you better hurry! Entry fees are currently $40 per person and scheduled to go up to $60 after March 14th; in addition, each person is required to raise at least $50 for their team. If you don’t feel up to the climb, but you still want to help out, you can donate to the GeekGirlCon team on their Big Climb team page.
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
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