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Big Climb


No matter where you live, no matter what your connection to cancer may be, now you can step up to take cancer down by being a part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Big Climb.

Every step you take will help fuel the research and care that has made The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society the gold standard of cancer non-profits.

In 2020, we were able to come together to climb & conquer Bank of America Plaza in person. As we move closer to 2021, we find that the world around us is filled with uncertainties out of our control. But one thing is certain. No amount of uncertainty can diminish our passion to climb, conquer and cure blood cancers. In 2021, we will tackle Big Climb as a virtual event, climbing from coast to coast together on May 15th as we step up to take cancer down.

Join us as we virtually climb the 1,311 steps that would take you to the top of Columbia Center in a few different ways. (The Columbia Center, formerly named the Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center, is a skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington, United States. The 76-story structure is the tallest building in Seattle and the state of Washington, reaching a height of 933 ft.)

On May 15, we will join together virtually for a brief, inspiring Big Climb ceremony with Big Climb participants across the nation before setting out to climb, conquer, and cure. Share your climb by using #BigClimb on social media our Big Climb Facebook page.



Climb 1,311 steps in your home, apartment building or even a community park.


Tackle 3.2 miles walking, jogging or running to simulate your ascension to the top of 1600 Smith.


Challenge yourself with 440 chair step-ups to accomplish your climb!


It is free to register and participate in Big Climb. As a Climber, we challenge you to fundraise for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission.

• Raise $100 and receive Big Climb’s official Big Climb Bib and Medal.

• Raise $250 and receive Big Climb’s official Big Climb Tech Tee.

• The more your raise, the more you are rewarded. Check out the full recognition program here (https://pages.lls.org/content/bigclimb/home/bigclimbnat21/incentives/).

In 2020, Climbers raised an average of $300 through their efforts. So set your goal and get started today!


Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee to participate in Big Climb.

Is there a fundraising minimum?

There is no fundraising minimum or requirement to participate in Big Climb. However, we encourage every participant to fundraise their way for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. Raise $100 to receive a medal & event bib. Raise $250 to receive an official Big Climb Tech T-shirt. The more you fundraise the more swag you will receive! Check out our recognition program under the Fundraising tab.

What is the minimum age allowed to climb?

There is no age requirement for this virtual event. All ages are welcome!

Where do my donations go?

All donations from Big Climb help support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to help improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

When is the fundraising deadline?

To receive your bib, medal & t-shirt pre-event, you must qualify for those levels by April 15, 2021. Post-event recognition vouchers will be sent approximately four weeks post-event.

For more information or help with registration, please contact Meredith Albus at 314.590.2238 or [email protected]


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