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Stair Climb for Children's Cancer

STEP UP to Fight Children's Cancer

Event News: Over $60,000 raised at the 2014 Stair Climb for Children's Cancer!!!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who supported the event this year.  Thank you to all the climbers who ran or walked up the 660 steps!  Thank you to everyone who supported a climber with a donation!  Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped make the event run smooth and created a special event experience for everyone there!  Thank you to all the Olympic Heroes and Hopefuls who came out and supported the child survivors.  You certainly brightened their day!  Thank you to the media who came out to cover the event.  

Congratulations to Julia Glaves, the winner of the Climb Buddy Family prize.  Her climb buddies raised a whopping $10,825.94!!  Julia receives a trophy and a "Celebrate Life" party package including a rental of an inflatable bouncer, games and cotton candy machine courtesy of , party decorations, pizza and cupcakes.  Total value of over $700.00!

Milica Borkovic came in second with her 57 family and friends raising $7,254.14!  Milica and her family will receive 6 day passes to Great Wolf Lodge.

Scott Gemmell came in third place with his buddies raising $3,823.93!  Scott's family will receive passes to the Kiwanis Aquatic Centre.

Congratulations to Jessica Folino for being our top individual fundraiser.  Jessica raised over $2,000.00!  To thank Jessica for her support, sponsors and donors provided Jessica with Niagara Parks passes and a $100 gift card for restaurant/hotel in Niagara Falls and a portait session at Nerses Photo Studio.

Congratulations to Olympian Jake Holden for being our top athlete fundraiser.  Jake raised over $900.00 to help his climb buddy Scott Gemmell.

Congratulations to the St. Catharines Firefighters Local #485 for being our top company team and #7 on her Jersey, #1 in our Hearts for being our top family/friend team.

Our fastest climbers in the Olympic Hero and Hopeful category were:

Chris Laverick - 3 min. 59 sec.
Dan Casaca - 4 min. 4 sec.
Jake Holden - 4 min. 28 sec. 

Our fastest climbers in the regular race category were:

Jonathan Glaves of Julia's Angels - 4 min. 35 sec.
Merrik Snyder of Julia's Angels - 4 min. 41 sec.
Ryan Power  of Notre Dame Rowing- 4 min. 45 sec. 

Our fastest team was Cross Fit 905!

 Thank to everyone who competed!

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A family-friendly event that involves a vertical challenge held at the world-famous Skylon Tower in picturesque Niagara Falls, Ontario. Participants pay a $20 registration fee and are asked to raise pledges. Register online and raise funds with your personal fundraising page and/or raise funds offline with the pledge sheet. If you prefer to register offline, print the registration form and return it to the local society office or bring it with you on the day of the climb. Registration includes an event t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by April 4, 2014) and participants may earn additional incentives for pledges raised.

Join in the and climb for a local child cancer survivor.

Read the recent article in the Welland Tribune about

View the from the 2013 coverage by Cogeco to learn more about the event. 

Read more about the event or register today!

Stair Climb for Children's Cancer

Saturday, April 12, 2014  
Register and climb anytime between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Activities and Olympian meet and greet 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pizza Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Awards ceremony 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Angela Daley
905-684-6455 ext. 3151

Fundraising Progress
Goal: $50,000.00
Raised: $36,719.85
Top Teams
  1 -  #7 on her Jersey, #1 in our Hearts ($5,453.00)
  2 -  Milicas Miracle Climbers ($4,052.85)
  3 -  Julia's Angels ($3,225.00)
  4 -  Rowan's Cheeky Monkeys ($2,860.00)
  5 -  Where's The Elevator ($2,755.00)
  6 -  St. Catharines Fire Fighters Local 485 ($2,590.00)
  7 -  MARA CLIMBS FOR JULIA ($1,295.00)
  8 -  Socacize ($1,157.00)
  9 -  Greendale Gators ($1,070.00)
  10 -  Brandon's Crusade ($1,050.00)
Top Participants
  1 -  Gold Daffodil Jessica Folino ($2,025.00)
  2 -  Gold Daffodil Self Pledger Matthew Simatovic ($1,735.00)
  3 -  Gold Daffodil Saska Borkovic ($1,407.85)
  4 -  Gold Daffodil Meghan Babineau ($1,350.00)
  5 -  Gold Daffodil Self Pledger Traci Gemmell ($1,090.00)
  6 -  Gold Daffodil Self Pledger Dan Dakin ($1,010.00)
  7 -  Gold Daffodil Self Pledger Jake Holden ($910.00)
  8 -  Gold Daffodil Brandon Caruana ($880.00)
  9 -  Gold Daffodil Self Pledger Jeff Glaves ($825.00)
  10 -  Gold Daffodil Self Pledger Leah Farinacci ($825.00)