Climbing for a cause
Delta’s Deanna Bulycz will be climbing for a cause on March 3, as she joins more than 500 British Columbians to take on a 48-storey stair climb to fight lung disease in the BC Lung Association’s 12th annual Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air fundraiser. Bulycz, who lost both her mother- and father-in-law to lung cancer, will be participating for the first time.
“I’m lucky because my family has always been pretty healthy – but my husband’s family has been through the wringer,” said Bulycz. “Both his parents passed away from lung cancer, as well as a couple of his aunts and uncles. I want to do the climb in their honour, and to celebrate my own health.”
Organizers expect more than 500 Climbers to ascend the heights of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, including a large contingent of B.C. firefighters who have participated in the event since its inception 12 years ago. All proceeds fund vital lung health research, education and advocacy.
“Some participants climb for themselves, others to honour a friend or family member affected by lung disease,” said BC Lung Association event organizer Kate Jarvis. “While each participant’s motivation is different, their reward is the same: making a difference in the lives of the one in five British Columbians affected by lung disease.”
To participate, climbers each pay a $25 registration fee and must commit to fundraising a minimum of $125.
• To register, visit www.stairclimb.ca or call the BC Lung Association at 604-731-LUNG (5864).