Katie O'Connell wrote -
It's our inaugural Climb4Life Chicago being hosted at Vertical Endeavors in the Glendale Heights suburb and we want YOU to join us!.
Please join the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation's fight to eliminate ovarian cancer. You can enjoy a fun-filled day of climbing, fitness, yoga, and fun at the nations largest indoor climbing gym!
Glendale Heights Vertical Endeavors climbing gym is hosting Climb4Life Chicago by bringing over 44,000 sq feet of climbing space on which to play while changing the tide of this insidious disease.
You can expect to enjoy snacks, climbing clinics, and yoga, as well as a competition route and tribute wall. We'll be sure to have some awesome professional climbers there to share their expertise and support as well.
Join us afterwards for a fun after party with dinner, drinks, and a stacked silent auction. Top fundraisers will win awesome prizes like camping and climbing gear.
Each participant will be entered in to a fabulous gear drawing. You will receive one ticket with your registration and one MORE for every $50.00 you fundraise. The more you fundraise the better your chances at the BIG drawing.
Whether you are a survivor and her family, beginner climber, an experienced mountaineer, or a person whose life has been affected by cancer – Climb4Life Chicago is for you. Women, men, children and families – all abilities, all ages, and all levels- are welcome!
Registration fees cover the cost of the day-of fun...we ask that you fundraise to help fund scientific research grants aimed at eliminating ovarian cancer. Don't you worry! We provide you everything you need for success and make it easy peazy to meet and surpass your goal. We'll provide you with great ideas for fundraising and templates for donation requests.
Your registration includes:
A fabulous HERA T-Shirt
A Souvenir HERA goodie bag
Entrance to the HERA Summit Party including food and drinks
A day of climbing and fitness
An opportunity to win cool prizes including great outdoor gear, clothing, gift certificates, and more.
Tentative Event Schedule
Check In & Goodie Bag pickup
Clinics, Fitness classes, and yoga throughout day
Dinner, Giveaways, Silent Auction, Fundraising Prizes
Please feel free to invite your friends and family to the Summit Party – tickets will be available for purchase here.
Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because the early symptoms are subtle and difficult to diagnose. If caught early enough, many women survive, but without an early detection test and awareness of the symptoms, another 15,000 women will die from this disease this year. One in 75 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime. Which means the odds are that someone in your life will be affected by this disease. You can help change this story from tragedy to hope by participating in Climb4Life Chicago being hosted at Vertical Endeavors.
The funds you raise will help HERA Women's Cancer Foundation make grants to Johns Hopkins University researchers and the dream team at Stand Up To Cancer that HERA is collaboratively funding to find a cure and more effective diagnosis of ovarian cancer. It will also help us raise awareness of the sometimes elusive signs and symptoms of this insidious disease.
Please email Nickie with any questions about registration or the event.