Hustle 2017 Fundraising Success
Thank you to all of the Hustle Up the Hancock 2017 participants for helping Respiratory Health Association EXCEED THE $1 MILLION GOAL for fundraising! Their support means that RHA can do more with educational programs, research endeavors and policy change efforts that help people living with lung disease. RHA is grateful to everyone for climbing, contributing, and asking others to support healthy lungs and clean air for all. The final Hustle 2017 fundraiser thermometer reads:
Congratulations to Our Hustle 2017 Top Fundraisers
Grand Prize Winner: Barry Levenstam - $16,097.00!
Jenner & Block's "Not Ready for Climb Time" team captain and member of RHA's board of directors, Barry raised an incredible total of $16,097.00! This was his 13th climb and a back-to-back finish as Barry was top fundraiser in 2016 as well.
Barry says, "I Hustled to support RHA's crucial advocacy in support of our vital rights to clean air and lung health. With a wife and daughter afflicted by asthma, like so many thousands of others, I know that environmental protections are essential to a truly great future for this country."
1st Prize Winner: Brad Howard - $7,200.00
A member of Team Sidley, Brad made his 5th climb this year, in honor of his son, Carter, who lives with asthma, and his wife, Monique, a member of RHA's board of directors
2nd Prize Winner: Steve Ferkau - $6,535.00
Beloved captain of the 103-member Kari's Klimbers team, Steve is a double lung transplant who completed his 15th climb this year and dedicated his efforts to his mother-in-law who passed in 2015 of lung cancer.
3rd Prize Winner: Paul Goodman - $5,278.45
Paul was named RHA's 2016 Making A Difference Award winner for his consistent fundraising efforts and support of Hustle Up the Hancock throughout the years.
4th Prize Winner: Robert Weinberg - $5,079.00
Robert climbed to honor his friends and the nursing staff at the Northwestern Lake Forest cardio-pulmonary rehab clinic. He shares, "Helping to raise funds was, for me, a way to return some of the remarkably good fortune I have had in my life."
Lung Health Champions - $1,000+ Level
In addition to the top fundraisers, 80 Hustle participants reached Lung Health Champion status by raising $1,000 or more. RHA appreciates the efforts of these individuals:
Paul Detjen MD
20th Anniversary Hamilton Ticket Contest
There were 183 qualifiers for the special 20th Anniversary Hustle Up the Hancock fundraising contest. These individuals received 5 donations of $20 or more between Feb 3 and March 17 and were entered in a drawing to win two tickets to a Chicago performance of Hamilton: An American Musical. Congratulations to the lucky winner orfthe Hamilton ticket drawing, Dominique Rodgers.
If you reached the $750, $500 or $250 fundraising levels, THANK YOU! Your awards will be mailed by May 1, 2017 to the address provided at registration. All race and corporate climb awards will be shipped in the next several weeks.
*All incentive prizes/certificates/gift cards are subject to change; substitutions of equal value may be provided.