That’s a Wrap!

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Thank You!

Give us five – you’re all superstars! Thanks to all of your hard work and support, Stairclimb for Clean Air 2012 was a ton of fun – and a huge success! So far we’ve raised over $150,000 – and we still have more trickling in! We are blown away by all of you, and want each and every one of you to know how much we appreciate you.

We’re looking forward to doing it all again next year – and we hope to see you all! Of course, if you just can’t wait until then to see us, head over to our website and check out our upcoming events, The RUSH: Race and Urban Scavenger Hunt, coming up on June 23rd and the Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath which will be happening on September 8-9th. Both will be just as much fun (if not more) as the Stairclimb!

Thanks from all of us at the BC Lung Association!

It’s Not Over Yet…

Posted: March 7, 2012 in Fundraising, Tips

By Sophie Collins, our awesome Special Events Assistant

Stairclimb might be done, but you still have 18 days to fundraise!! The fundraising deadline closes on March 23rd and there are plenty of amazing incentive prizes to be had:

  • If you raise $250, you can choose between a $25 gift card from Sport Chek or Best Buy and you also get entered into a trip for two to Paris to climb the Eiffel Tower! (For every $100 you raise over $250, your name gets entered again!)
  • If you raise $500, you can choose between a $50 gift card from Sport Chek or Best Buy
  • If you raise $750, you can choose between a $75 gift card from Sport Chek or Best Buy
  • If you raise over $1000, you get a pair of Adidas running shoes of your choice from Rackets and Runners

Here are a few more ideas to help bump up your fundraising totals!!

  • Host a garage sale and add all the proceeds to your fundraising efforts!
  • Hold a bake sale at work – you’ll raise money AND your co-workers’ spirits! (Who doesn’t love cupcakes??)
  • Host a car wash with your kids on the weekend. Not only are you raising money, you are teaching your children the value of fundraising for a good cause! What a great way to spend a Sunday morning!
  • Throw a party! You throw them anyway – why not use them as an opportunity to fundraise? Instead of a hostess gift, ask for small donations towards your goal for the climb. Here are some party ideas for you: wine tasting, cocktail party, clothing swap and cheese tasting.

Good luck with your fundraising. If you get stuck, feel free to get in touch with me at collins@bc.lung.ca or 6047315864 – I’m here to help!

Help us reach our goal of $250,000!

Photo Roundup

Posted: March 6, 2012 in Photographs, Thank You!

We finally have all our galleries posted online for you to peruse! Check out your portraits, PixelBooth photos, and candid shots by our awesome crew of volunteer photographers!

Photographs by Jorge Posada:

Photographs by Volunteer Photographers:

PixelBooth Photos

Take a look and see if you’re in any of our photos! We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to our volunteer photographers for their hard work capturing Stairclimb 2012!

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Sponsors, Thank You!

Aside from Stairclimb participants, there is one other group without whom the Stairclimb event could not happen, and that’s our sponsors. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to them for their ongoing and generous support!

This year’s event sponsors were:

Thank You, Stairclimbers!

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Stairclimb, Thank You!

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored and supported the 11th Annual Stairclimb for Clean Air! Particularly the climbers who not only got up early on Sunday morning, but came all the way into downtown Vancouver to climb 739 steps for us. Stairclimb for Clean Air 2012 was a rousing success, and we hope you all had as great a time as we did!

Our first gallery of Stairclimb photos (taken by Jorge Posada) are now online here. We’re working on getting more event photos online for you – keep an eye on Facebook for gallery updates or check back to see when they’re published on our website.

Your climb times are also available online, follow the links below to see yours!

Overall Participants:

Overall Climb Results

Results by Age Group

Firefighters:

Firefighter Climb Results

Results by Age Group

Masters Results

We have so many wonderful memories of this year’s event – and we’d love to hear yours! If you have a special story, moment – or even a suggestion or comment – please let us know in the comment section below!

Ready… Set…. GO!

Posted: February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

By Cecilia Huang, our fabulous Development Assistant

We are only two days away from the event.  How exciting is that?!  It’s exciting alright, but one might wonder what is so special about the Stairclimb that really gets us going?

Today I interviewed our team and asked the big question:  What is the one thing you are looking forward to the most this weekend? Here are their answers.

Jessica:

“Talking to the people who thought they couldn’t do it and congratulating them on their achievements.”

Marissa:

“Seeing the firefighters in full gear (or as little gear as possible…)!”

Emily:

“Meeting all the people I’ve interviewed over the phone.”

Sophie:

“Seeing the entire event come together – it’s my first Stairclimb!”

Myself:

“High-fiving everyone at the top!”

What are YOU are looking forward to this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

Meet Scarlett Chen, Marina Madden and the rest of Team J.C.!

The J.C. in Team J.C. stands for Jeremy Chen, the inspiration behind the team. Comprised of his wife, Scarlett, close friends, colleagues and family, the team is back to climb in Jeremy’s name — and to help make a difference in the lives of others affected by life-threatening and life-altering lung disease.

Jeremy had lung cancer. He was diagnosed in late 2010 and passed away not long after our Stairclimb event in February 2011. He never smoked a day in his life – nor did any of his family or close friends. Jeremy is one of the 10-15 percent of lung cancer patients for whom the cause is a mystery.

This year Team J.C. is even bigger as more of his family and friends are taking part in his memory. Last year they were our top fundraising team — and it’s looking like they’ll be holding onto the title in 2012.

See Jeremy near the centre of the above Stairclimb 2011 photo wearing black. He is missed.