Why You Should Support My Climb! (Get Derfed!)

What’s the Stair Climb?

TigerYou may have seen me tweet recently about taking part in something called the CN Tower Stair Climb. If you’ve got a minute, I just wanted to explain why it’s important to me, how much your support would mean, and what’s (potentially) in it for you!

About a year ago, I made a commitment to live a little healthier. Over the past 12 months, I changed my diet and got back into martial arts with Muay Thai and Eskrima. On May 1, I’m pushing myself further by taking the Stair Climb.

The CN Tower here in Toronto is one of the tallest freestanding buildings in the world. It’s 550m/1,800 ft high, and while there’s obviously an elevator to take visitors to the top, there’s also a 1,776-step stairway.

1,776 steps. It takes 140 steps to get to the 7th floor of my office building.

Every year, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) holds a fundraising event where participants gather pledges to climb the stairs to the top of the tower. Funds raised go toward environmental protection and research, as well as preservation of the world’s endangered species. This cause is also important to me, as I work in the environmental sector.

What I’m Asking

My goal is to raise $250 for the stair climb. I plan to crush this tower.

I’m asking for your support to help meet my goal. Every pledge, big or small, means the world to me. Every dollar helps. You work hard to make a buck, and I wouldn’t ask this of you if it wasn’t important to me.

You can check out my fundraising page HERE.

Remember that none of this money goes to me – it’s for the animals!

What’s In It For You

As a measure of gratitude, if I meet my fundraising goal, I’ll DERF (draw a Twitter avatar for) two random donors. If you’ve been DERFED already, you have the choice between being DERFED AGAIN or having a comic drawn about you, expounding upon your physical and mental perfection. This is a promise!

Thanks in advance, guys.

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