Mar 10, 2019

Hi and thanks for visiting the Hold Fast Team page for Big Climb Philly 2019!. My name is, Alex Wildman, and I’m proud to be a cancer slayer! I was diagnosed at the start of 2016 and have come to find that the fight against cancer doesn’t stop with one persons remission (albeit, any single remission is amazing!), the fight stops with a cure! Soon after being diagnosed, a good friend, Conrad Anker, shared some wisdom with me when I needed it most. He said, “Hold Fast, all storms pass”. Words matter and with those words, I was was able to dig deeper than I ever thought possible. I had the words ‘Hold Fast’ sharpied across my knuckles for every chemo infusion and friends wrote ‘Hold Fast’ on their knuckles to show love and support. Now, I share those words with you and everyone else in need of some extra strength.


Hold Fast, all storms pass!

As Captain of team Hold Fast I hope to not only provide you with a way to get involved with Big Climb Philly, but to be a reminder that with hard work and a positive outlook, good outcomes are possible!

Team Hold Fast has two objectives:

- Show support for those affect by blood cancers

- Raise $10,000 that will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


OK, let’s get to work!


How to get involved.


Join Team HOLD FAST!

Click the 'Join Team' tab and join team Hold Fast.

This is the best way to be a part of Big Climb Philly. You get to join a team of amazing individuals that are working collectively to end blood cancers! To borrow a line from one of my other favorite Non-profits, The American Alpine Club, ‘Together, we’re stronger!’


The requirements are simple:

  • Pay a $35 registration fee (goes towards running the event)  
  • Raise a minimum of $100. The money you raise goes directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and helps the team reach it’s $10K goal.
  • Show up on April 13th to walk/run the steps of the FMC Tower with the rest of Team Hold Fast!


Group training session happen frequently! The Big Climb Clinics are a great way to get ready to tackle the steps of the FMC Tower!


Can’t join Team Hold Fast but want to show support??

Help us to reach our ambitious goal of $10,000. All of the money raised, yes 100%, goes to the LLS the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. They have a simple mission, to cure blood cancers and and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Mark your calendar for Sat April 6th for the Philadelphia Premiere of the The Film, 'Hold Fast', playing at the Academy of Natural Sciences! Tickets on sale now!! Click the link below for tickets and info!


Not able to contribute money but believe in this message? Please share this with friends and family. I consider myself lucky to have so much love and support, but so many others are in great need. By simply sharing this message, you are helping, you are making a difference.


Hold Fast,




Nov 20, 2018

Welcome To Our Team's Fundraising Page

Please join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to our fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support, our efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded druges are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere we thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit


Way to go Alex. Continued success in your journey. Love Uncle Paul and Aunt DonnaD
Donna Betterly,
Go Alex, AJ, and the rest of Team Hold Fast! Climb on!
Rebecca Levenberg,
Crush it, Alex!
Eric Brown,
Money raised from the viewing of Hold Fast in Philly on April 6th 2019. Thank you to everyone that came out and helped us raise this money for the LLS! Much love to all and Hold Fast!
American Alpine Club Philadelphia Chapter- Hold Fast Event,
Go Alex! Hold Fast!
Alex Lam,
Alex, it’s an honor. HOLD FAST!! 👊
Alan Gordon,
Go Alex Go...good job getting this together....
Mike Hander,

Support our Efforts

Donating for this event will be available from: Friday, August 17, 2018 03:03PM to Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:59PM EST
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Fundraising Total

Team Goal
$10,335 of $10,000

My Thanks To

  • American Alpine Club Phil...
  • Marchiano's Bakery, LLC
  • Donna Betterly
  • Deborah Gowie
  • Alan Gordon
  • Deborah Gowie
  • Alex Lam
  • Unspecified Donor
  • Eric Brown
  • Mike Hander
  • Kurt Palumbo
  • Rebecca Levenberg