Stepping up for the Canadian Cancer Society at the Harbour Centre Stair Climb

Dec 19 2017, 6:35 pm

It’s a long way to the top, but it’s all for a good cause.

At the 3rd annual Harbour Centre Stair Climb, strap on your most comfortable shoes and climb 35 flights to the top of Vancouver’s iconic Harbour Centre Lookout, raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society every step of the way.

“We’re doing it as something related to fitness,” Amrit Bains of Project Management program at SFU and one of the event organizers told Vancity Buzz. “This is something that’s directly related to decreasing the chances of cancer, or even making people healthier. The healthy living [aspect] is very important.”

The event is run by the Project Management program, and operates through SFU Project Management professor Kamal Masri’s 25toLife initiative, which gives his students a name to put their events behind, while contributing directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

“[It’s a way] to get students to raise money for the Cancer Society, as well as learn about Project Management,” says Bains. “So far we’ve raised about $60,000 in the first two years, and we’re going for $30,000 this years. It’s a big goal.”

This event is for adults 19 and over. Registrations begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a group warm-up at 11 a.m.

For more information about the 25toLife initiative, visit them online.

Harbour Centre Stair Climb

When: Sunday, November 22

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Vancouver Lookout – 555 West Hasting Street, Vancouver

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