Surrey team takes fight for clean air all the way to the top
Participants’ lungs and legs hurt just thinking about it, but despite any pre-event jitters, 400 participants strapped on their running shoes and raced, ran or walked all 48 storeys to the top of the Vancouver Wall Centre in support of lung health and clean air – including Surrey Team "Climbing for Cathie."
At the helm of the team is Cathie Clarkson, fearless leader and a lung cancer patient who was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in July 2010. As a result of research funded in part by the B.C. Lung Association, Clarkson underwent a vaccine study that put her cancer into remission.
“And with the help and support of my family and friends, I want to give back," Clarkson says.
A veteran team, Climbing for Cathie donated a collective $3,300 to the cause – making it one of the top fundraising teams. In fact, the team has been a top fundraiser for three years running.
To date the March 3, 2013 event has raised $110,000, in addition to the $1.4 million raised over the past 11 years. Post-event fundraising continues until April 5, 2013.
To make a donation, visit www.stairclimb.ca or call the Lung Association at 1-800-665-LUNG (5864).