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Go Vertical Chicago 2008 Sears Tower Stair Climb Registration Opens June 10
Date:6/5/2008

Reserve Your Spot for the World's Longest Indoor Stair Climb Benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration for Go Vertical Chicago 2008, the annual charitable stair climb to the top of the Sears Tower, opens at 9 a.m. CDT Tuesday, June 10 at http://www.goverticalchicago.org. Entry for the Sears Tower stair climb, which takes place on the morning of November 9th, 2008, is limited to the first 2,250 registrants, and will benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (http://www.damonrunyon.org).

Climbers will ascend 2,109 steps and 1,353 vertical feet to the famous Sears Tower Skydeck (http://www.theskydeck.com) observatory for the best views in Chicago and the satisfaction of having climbed the tallest building in the western hemisphere, all in support of cancer research.

Go Vertical Chicago, in its seventh year, welcomes climbers of all ages and athletic levels. In past years, stair climbers as young as 6 years old and as old as 79 have made their way to the Skydeck, and have traveled from as far away as New Zealand to participate. Elite stair climbers will compete for the top spot and try to break the record of 13:26 minutes set in 2005.

Some climb the Sears Tower (http://www.searstower.com) for the pure challenge, some are cancer survivors, and many climb in memory of those lost to cancer or who are fighting the disease today. Last year's sold out event raised more than $340,000 for young cancer scientists whose innovative research is at risk due to funding cuts at the national level.

Lorraine Egan, Executive Director of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation said, "Like participants of Go Vertical Chicago, young cancer rese
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