Join the First Annual WLALA Stair Climb Team for Ketchum YMCA
On September 19, 2014, WLALA members will join more than 3,000 participants in climbing 75 floors to the top of the West Coast’s tallest building, the US Bank Tower in a fundraiser to benefit the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA’s programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It does not take nearly as long as one might think to climb the 1,500 stairs (most participants finish in less than a half hour) and the views from the helipad at the top are truly amazing. I am proud to have participated twice in this event, each time finishing well within the top half of my division and overall. For more information or to register, please contact Ruth D. Kahn at (213) 439-9429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the YMCA staff, the Stair Climb is supported by hundreds of volunteers, the community, friends and families. The downtown area will be filled with the same level of energy and adrenaline that is felt when the Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA championship. The commitment to join the WLALA team is just $125 per person and can be paid by the participant or through donations, e.g., one dollar per floor, etc. The event is expected to raise more than $360,000 for the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA’s programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For more information about the Stair Climb, please visit http://ymcala.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry.
Ruth D. Kahn is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.