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Step By Step: Skyrise Chicago

Updated: Oct 9, 2012 04:53 PM CDT
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Imagine climbing to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the United States! That's what thousands of people will be doing next month, including a group from the Quad Cities.

The Begin Again Tower Team has been training in preparation for Skyrise Chicago. On November 4th, people will run, walk, or sprint up one hundred three floors and more than two thousand steps to the top of the Willis Tower in Chicago.  

Each participant will be raising money for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Since September, Adam O'Donnell, Michele Jamison, Barb Youngquist and others from the Quad Cities have been training twice a week on a staircase at the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport.  The staircase is thirteen floors, and the team members go up nine times.   

Michele Jamison climbed the Willis Tower last year, doing it in about 37 minutes. It is a climb higher than the Eiffel Tower or the Great Pyramid. Michele calls it the most challenging thing she has ever done. She says it helps people to break their belief barriers.

The group from the Quad Cities hopes to raise about ten thousand dollars.

 

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