Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Climb the Sears Tower: Spidermen and -Women Needed 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Chicago's Sears TowerFellow Chicagoans! Interested in raising funds for charity (primarily Asian tsunami relief) while achieving semi-superhero status? Of course, you'll be inside the Sears Tower; sorry to disappoint you. Mark your calendars for April 16th, and climb the Sears Tower!
Up to 500 students, faculty, and staff of the largest Chicago-area universities--Northwestern University, Loyola University, the University of Chicago, the UIC, and more--are invited to join hundreds of other Chicago students at the Sears Tower on April 16th. Each climber will be asked to raise at least seventy dollars ($70), and a target average of $100 for charity before engaging in a record-breaking stair-climb at the tallest tower in North America, the Sears Tower. The event will begin at 8:15 PM, and end before midnight.

We'll get to make the Sears Tower our own for an evening, and we plan to work like hell to get the attention of Chicago newspapers, television stations, radio broadcasters, and elected officials. We won't stop at the Chicago Tribune--we're going for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, the Washington Post.
I received word of this event from my boss, so it has to be true. ;)

Here's the skinny on the tall.
More: "How not to be afraid after 9/11: go to the top of the towers"