What began as a small effort by Business Development Manager – Deborah Bell to support the Dallas American Lung Association Climb in 2010 has turned into Financial Additions’ most successful fundraising effort for the entire organization.
Jennifer Hamed from the Los Angeles team joined the 2011 effort in Dallas and wanted to bring the challenge to LA. Jennifer said, “after participating in the Dallas Stair Climb, I knew the LA team was up to the challenge, we knew, we could climb higher and to raise more money than Dallas.” The Los Angeles Financial Additions team was up to the challenge early Saturday, March 31, and climbed to the top of the AON Center, one of the tallest buildings in Downtown LA. The effort to climb 63 Floors resulted in raising over $1000 for the American Lung Association. Deborah Bell who chaired the entire 2012 Dallas Stair Climb said “We are proud of the LA team for setting the example, raising money for a worthy cause and having fun.” Financial Additions looks forward to supporting future American Lung Association events in our other markets. More info on the Stair Climb.
You can see more photos from the Dallas Stair Climb on our Facebook Page.
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