Climb for Change- Sunday, November 6th
October 22, 2016
Join me for the second year as we climb the Orrington Plaza's 20 stories to raise funds for treatment scholarships for teens and adults with addiction.
1) Click "Join the Event" to register and create your fundraising page.
$25 a climber
$15 for climbers 18 and younger
2) Search "One Step Ahead" to join my team!
3) Start collecting donations by asking others to support our climb!
4) The Climb
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(corner of Orrington & Davis)
Registration opens at 8:00 AM.
Participants will begin to climb at 9:00 AM
*Register by October 27th to ensure you get a t-shirt*
Climbers of all abilities, ages 5 and above, are encouraged to participate!
Climb the 20 stories to the top at your own pace. For those in need of a greater challenge, climb the building 2,3,4 or even 5 times!
The first group of participants will begin the climb at 9 AM. This is for climbers looking to time themselves and run competitively. At 9:15 we will begin releasing teams and at 9:30 we will begin releasing individuals. Climbers will be dispersed in groups of 5 and released in waves.
Plan to arrive a little earlier than you hope to climb to register and pick up your t-shirt and bib number.
We will provide all climbers with plenty of water-- stations will be available every 5 floors, and snacks will be provided at the end of your climb. Stick around for bagels, coffee and the drawing of our raffle!
Parking & Transportation
Sunday parking in Evanston is free. Street parking and parking garages are available; the Sherman Plaza Self Park is steps away from Orrington Plaza. Orrington Plaza can be reached easily via the Purple line and Metra's Union Pacific North line toward Kenosha off the Davis St. stops.
Addiction is one of the nation's greatest health issues. For those struggling, there are many barriers. Stigma and shame lead people to suffer in silence, lack of income or insurance leaves many feeling that accessing treatment is not an option. There are 23.5 million people in the U.S. struggling with addiction, yet only 11% will actually receive treatment.
Your participation does more than provide funds. It demonstrates support and advocacy for those living in long-term recovery-- a gesture that will provide strength and hope. The funds you raise will save lives-- providing teens and adults access to the treatment they so desperately need. We know that addiction is a treatable disease and recovery is attainable. With your help we're able to provide people with new beginnings and a renewed opportunity to live their lives to the fullest.
PEER Services has been providing addiction prevention and treatment services to residents of northern Cook County since 1975. We are committed to reducing stigma, treating all our clients with dignity and providing high-quality and affordable treatment to teens and adults. We never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay.
PEER Services is a non-profit 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductibe as permitted by law.
Proceeds from this event will provide treatment scholarships for teens and adults seeking help for their addiction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the climb be timed?
No. Although we will not be timing the climb, we invite participants to time themselves and climb competitively. Competitive climbers will be released at 9:00 AM before everyone else.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
No. Any support you raise is a great help to ensuring there is access to quality addiction treatment to all in need!
Is the event at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston?
NO! The Orrington Plaza is the office building located next to Lyfe Kitchen in downtown Evanston. The address is 1603 Orrington Ave.
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Participants will begin the climb at 9:00 AM
For any questions or if you'd like to volunteer, contact
Katina at firstname.lastname@example.org
847-492-1778 ext. 1300