Jan 17, 2019

Welcome To Team Mackey!

I appreciate you landing on this page. On August 10, 2017, my loving and amazing mother, Jeri Zwack, passed away from a rare blood cancer at the age of 61 (going on 50). Her spirit and positive energy live on, and it's my honor to pick up her torch and run with it. This includes using any platform I have to raise money against blood cancers. 

~ Phil Mackey

You can join Team Mackey for The Big Climb for only $15 - (regularly $40 for Big Climb Registration) - with Promo Code: "MACKEY"

CLICK JOIN A TEAM - and SEARCH "TEAM MACKEY" to climb with us on February 16, 2019. 

You're also welcome to simply donate -- if you don't feel like climbing a skyscraper :)

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.


Big Climb MPLS 
February 16, 2019
Capella Tower 

The Big Climb MPLS is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind, stair-climbing event, providing an opportunity for participants to challenge themselves and climb a whole bunch of stairs.

53 or 105 flights of them.

Our team will take on the tallest vertical challenge in the Upper Midwest by raising money and conquering Capella Tower on February 16 to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raise $225,000 for the mission.

Please support our team in the challenge by helping us reach our fundraising goal. By giving a donation today, you can help bring us closer to a world without blood cancer.  

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


Good luck from NY to those of you who will brave the this worthwhile challenge to benefit the loved ones who have battled their own personal uphill climb with cancer. We applaud Phil for honoring his mother in this way as we think of the father/grandfather we lost to a lymphoma related cancer.
Lori & Harold Coller,
From a listener in Seattle - enjoy the climb!
You Mom would be proud :).
Nadine Babu,
Goooooo Team Mackey! Such a wonderful thing you are doing.
Thanks for your support Phil!
Jeff and Kim Gonsales,
Matthew Coller,
I'm really sorry to hear about your mother...go kick some ass Phil!
Way to go, Phil! Cheering you on!
Sarah Frakes,
Phil, best of luck on the Big Climb! You are doing something GREAT!!!!
Erik and Gina Therwanger,
The stuff has hit my family hard too - both parents and 3 siblings. Thanks for taking this on.
Robert Nelson,
Great cause. Good luck!!
Andrew Warcken,
Miss you so much Jeri?? Love you always Philip??
Laurie Dustin,
Kathleen Mitich,

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Countdown to event

Sat Feb 16, 2019 @07:30 AM  CST

Fundraising Total

Team Goal
$2,435 of $1,000

My Thanks To

  • Andrew Warcken
  • Erik and Gina Therwanger
  • Matthew Coller
  • Rob and Rachel OBrien
  • Gregory Strassell
  • Carole Zapzalka
  • Nadine Babu
  • Anonymous
  • Kathleen Mitich
  • Brenden A Schaaf
  • Laurie Dustin
  • Robert Nelson
  • Sarah Frakes
  • Stephen Walsh
  • Trent Aadland
  • Danial Hannover
  • Anonymous
  • Ryan Peterson
  • Jeff and Kim Gonsales
  • Lori & Harold Coller