2016 Climb4Life Chicago

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Climb4Life Chicago

At Vertical Endeavors Gym in Glendale Heights, IL

Saturday, April 9, 2016 1-8 p.m.

Participant Sign Up is Open!

Register when you join a team or start your own team using  Crowdrise.


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Please join us for an amazing day of camaraderie, climbing, yoga and more to eliminate ovarian cancer.

Whether you are a beginner climber, an experienced mountaineer, a courageous cancer survivor or a person whose life has been affected by cancer – Climb4Life Vertical Endeavors is for you.  Women, men, children and families – all abilities, all ages, and all levels- are welcome!  We’ll be sure to have some awesome professional climbers there to share their expertise and support as well.

Join us afterwards for a fun party with dinner, drinks, and a stacked silent auction.  Top fundraisers will win awesome prizes like camping and climbing gear.  Expect swag galore.

Registration Fees:

$35.00 climbing

Registration fees cover the cost of the day-of fun…we ask your commitment to raise $250 or more in donations to help fund scientific research grants aimed at eliminating ovarian cancer.  Don’t you worry!  We provide you everything you need for success and make it easy peazy to meet and surpass your goal.  We even make it FUN.

Event Schedule (Tentative)


  • Check In & Goodie Bag pickup

Throughout the Day

  • Yoga, Climbing and/or Bouldering Clinics, Fitness Classes
  • Competition Wall
  • Tribute Wall
  • Onsite Massage

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Summit Party!
  • Dinner, Giveaways, Silent Auction, Fundraising Prizes

Please feel free to invite your friends and family to the Summit Party – tickets will be available for purchase.

Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because the early symptoms are subtle and difficult to diagnose. If caught early enough, many women survive, but without an early detection test and awareness of the symptoms, another 15,000 women will die from this disease this year.  One in 75 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime.  Which means the odds are that someone in your life will be affected by this disease. You can help change this story from tragedy to hope by participating in Climb4Life Vertical Endeavors.

The funds you raise will help HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation make grants to Johns Hopkins University researchers and the dream team at Stand Up To Cancer that HERA is collaboratively funding to find a cure and more effective diagnosis of ovarian cancer.  It will also help us raise awareness of the sometimes elusive signs and symptoms of this insidious disease.

This is the Premier Annual Climb4Life Vertical Endeavors and we have a collective goal of $20,000 – don’t miss the making of history!

Please join us in honor of all the women and girls in your life.

What happens after I sign up in Crowdrise?

One note about donations – most folks will give via credit card, but a handful will give you cash or a check. These are called offline donations and you can still put them in your fundraising page so it counts toward your fundraising goal (Go to your Crowdrise fundraising page>Manage Campaign>Donation Toolkit>Offline Donation Manager).

You can mail checks (please don’t send cash) to:

HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation

PO Box 20791

Boulder, CO 80308

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