Jan 14, 2019


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.

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.  

We are climbing in honor of our warrior Jake who is battling lymphoma and in honor of his mom in heaven, Erika who passed away from complications of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Thank you for supporting us!!



Warrior Jake and his Strong Family. Keep fighting the fight, never lose hope, I’m right here sending fierce vibes & prayers every day!
April Kalis,
Have fun on the climb!!
Amy Walesch,
Keep fighting big man! You are our hero!
Aaron Locke,
You got this Jake!!
Cathy Walker,
Go green!! Keep up that fighter attitude!!
Carly Locke,
Good luck on your climb!
Kristie Groen,
Sending healing vibes to you all! Go jake ❤️❤️
Mickey Thaden,
Sending positive energy for your climb! Praying fiercely for your family daily!
Kayla Ness-Witte,
Always thinking of you!
Andrea Wagner,
Good luck ! We’ll be thinking of you as we sit in a cold hockey rink !
Kiernan Smith,
Jake the Warrrior
John Locke,
Good luck Ben. You are an amazing brother. Mrs. Rigazioc
Cathie Rigazio,
We - along with the Heritage Christian Academy Girls & Boys Basketball family - support LLS in honor of Warrior Jake Rodriguez!
Jody Allen,
Good luck with the climb! We can't make the event but we will be cheering you on!
The Klopotek Family,
Jake - you are an inspiration to others. Keep fighting in true Warrior Jake fashion. Love you.
Anthony Komor,
Stay strong, Jake! We love and are praying for you and your family so much!
Sarah Dixon,
Standing with you and praying over you constantly Jake and Rodriguez family. We love you all!!
Yerxa Family,

Support our Efforts

Donating for this event will be available from: Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:00AM to Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:00AM CST
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Countdown to event

Sat Feb 16, 2019 @07:30 AM  CST

Fundraising Total

Team Goal
$18,778 of $9,000

My Thanks To

  • Jody Allen
  • Anonymous
  • Mickey Thaden
  • Yerxa Family
  • Sarah Dixon
  • Molly Brettin
  • Anthony Komor
  • The Klopotek Family
  • Jen Ciccolella
  • Kiernan Smith
  • Ocko Family
  • Helen Anderson
  • John Locke
  • Aaron Locke
  • Deanna Hawkins
  • Amy Walesch
  • Sally Jensen
  • Cathie Rigazio
  • Kayla Ness-Witte
  • Carly Locke
  • Cathy Walker
  • Colleen Loughney
  • April Kalis
  • Kate Sawicky
  • Andrea Wagner
  • Kristie Groen