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.