My mom Ella Hall died of lymphoma in 1975. She was 53, the age I will reach this year. So on Sunday, to honor her memory, I did the Big Climb here in Seattle, which is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and involves climbing the stairwell in Columbia Center, Seattle’s tallest building – 69 flights, 1311 stairs. My time was 20 minutes, 6 seconds, which is by no means a record breaker but very satisfying to me. More importantly, through sponsorships, my climb has thus far raised $3,990 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My great thanks to those of you I hit up for this cause; you have been exceedingly generous. Now I’d love to break through the $4,000 mark by the April 4 deadline. If you’d like to contribute, you can do it very easily online at my personal Big Climb sponsorship site.
In honor of my mother