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Virtual Lemon Climb

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Any Time!
Any Location!

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$40,329 has been raised by all 2020 teams!

Join us for The Virtual Lemon Climb!

Join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for the Virtual Lemon Climb and challenge yourself to end the 2020 year strong! Although COVID-19 has halted our ability to host our annual in-person stair climb, we won’t let it stop us from coming together virtually. Participants will have the option to virtually climb the stairs to the top of four different iconic U.S. buildings:

  • LEVEL 1 - The Statue of Liberty: 20 stories, 354 steps, 305 feet tall
  • LEVEL 2 - Space Needle: 90 flights of stairs, 832 steps, 605 feet tall
  • LEVEL 3 - 600 Travis Building*: 75 flights of stairs, 1,668 steps, 1,002 feet tall
  • LEVEL 4 - Empire State Building: 86 flights of stairs, 1,576 steps, 1,250 feet tall

*600 Travis is the site of ALSF's annual Lemon Climb Houston event.

Each level varies in difficulty and can be done in several creative ways. Climb stairs from the comfort of your own home’s steps, outside at a local hiking trail, on a set of outdoor steps in your neighborhood, or on your own exercise equipment (treadmill, stair-stepper, elliptical). However you choose to climb, push yourself to new heights while having fun and supporting a great cause. We encourage fundraising as teams or individuals leading up to the day of the stair climb, which is also a great way to stay connected with friends and family while social distancing.

All participants will receive a link to a downloadable bib that can be printed from home to sport during their stair climb. You can register for free, or for $25 you can register with a limited-edition t-shirt that will be sent directly to your home.

Participants who are interested in registering with a limited-edition t-shirt have two options:

  • To receive your shirt prior to the stair climb, you must register no later than Friday, October 23rd
  • Anyone who registers after the deadline of Friday, October 23rd will receive their shirt 2-3 weeks after the stair climb.

Feel free to use a FitBit, Apple Watch, Garmin Watch, or any tracking device/app to help monitor your stair climb progress. On event day, be sure to share your inspiring photos or videos with us on social media and tag @AlexsLemonade. We hope you can join us in finishing out 2020 strong and most importantly, help us end childhood cancer, one step at a time!

Lemon Climb Houston Postponement FAQ’s

  • Q: Is the event cancelled? 
    • A: Yes, due to COVID-19 the 2020 Lemon Climb Houston has been canceled. We are inviting all ALSF supporters to participate in the Virtual Lemon Climb on Saturday, November 21. Please stay tuned for a formal event announcement coming soon.
  • Q: Can I transfer my existing registration from the Lemon Climb Houston to the Virtual Lemon Climb?
    • A: Yes, all existing Lemon Climb Houston registrations will be honored for the Virtual Lemon Climb. You won’t need to do anything to sign up - you are automatically registered for the Virtual Lemon Climb!
  • Q: Can I receive a refund for my Lemon Climb Houston registration?
    • A: Yes. Your registration can be counted as a donation towards ALSF, or you can request a refund by filling out this form. If you registered multiple people, please have the primary participant (who paid for registration) complete this form.
    • Q: Can my Lemon Climb Houston team’s fundraising page donations count towards The Virtual Lemon Climb?
      • A: Yes. Your fundraising page from the Lemon Climb Houston will apply towards the Virtual Lemon Climb.
    • Q: Is there a fundraising minimum for the Virtual Lemon Climb?
      • A: No, there is no fundraising minimum to participate in the Virtual Lemon Climb.
    • Q: We sponsored the Lemon Climb Houston, can we keep our sponsorship for The Virtual Lemon Climb?
      • A: Yes, however because this is a virtual event the sponsorship benefits and levels will slightly differ. Please email Sara Moyer at [email protected] for more information and assistance with keeping or cancelling your sponsorship.

    If you have any further questions, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected] and she will be happy to assist you.


    Pricing:

    • Awareness Climber (includes t-shirt) - $25 ($15 tax-deductible)
    • Climber - FREE

    Register Now!

    Virtual Climb Kids

    Fundraising

    We’ve got some great ideas to help make your Virtual Lemon Climb fundraising event for 2020 a big success. Every dollar helps make a difference for kids with cancer!

    • Use your ALSF fundraising page: Raise funds for your event online – send the link to your friends, family, co-workers, and classmates so that they can contribute to the cause. 
    • Social Media:  Use social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to spread the word about the virtual event! Tag your friends, family, co-workers, and classmates to join you. RSVP ‘Going’ on the ALSF Facebook Event page, and invite your friends. Join the general ALSF Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out up-to-date information about what we’re doing. 
    • Accept Donations by Check: Make sure to tell your donors that they can donate to your Virtual Lemon Climb Team by writing a check made payable to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. They will receive a tax receipt for their donation. Just make sure to include your event ID so the donation gets credited to your page.
    • Over 21? Host a ‘virtual happy hour’ from the comfort of your own home! Recruit your friends, family, and co-workers virtually to join your team.
    • Honor a Hero: Your fundraising page features an Honored Hero – share the story of your honored hero with your friends and family and encourage them to make a donation as a way of further honoring this young childhood cancer fighter.
    • Hold a virtual fitness class: Gather a group of friends to work out with you for a donation to your page. This is a great way to get prepared for your climb too!
    • Public Relations/Media Assistance: Fill out the Communications Assistance Questionnaire. For help with garnering media attention please contact [email protected] 
    • Matching gift programs: Often companies will match their employee’s donations to charitable causes, so a $20 donation to your event could easily become $40!

    FUNDRAISING CONTEST

    Virtual Climb participants are encouraged to fundraise individually or as part of a team to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraising teams.

    • 1st Place
      • Eight (8) Premium Tickets to the 2021 Virtual Lemon Ball
    • 2nd Place
      • Four (4) Premium Tickets to the 2021 Virtual Lemon Ball
    • 3rd Place
      • Two (2) Premium Tickets to the 2021 Virtual Lemon Ball

    REMINDER: This year’s fundraising contest continues after the event is over, giving teams and individuals through Saturday, December 5, 2020 to raise funds. Winners will be posted on the website and notified via email on Monday, December 7, 2020.

    As always, we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact Sara Moyer for assistance at [email protected]!

    Current Fundraising Page Leaders

    Lemon Climb Participant

    2020 Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsors

    Northwestern Mutual

    Gold Sponsors

    Professional Janitorial Services (PJS)

    Silver Sponsors

    • Otis Elevator Company

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT
    • Charbonneau Industries, Inc.
    • Deloitte
    • FirstService Residential
    • KKR Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
    • ISS Facility Services

    Alex's Supporters

    • The Harrell Family
    • Harvey Builders
    • Houston Bike Bar
    • Winpark

     

    Lemon Climb Participant

    Become a Sponsor

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations for the 2020 event. For more information, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

    Presenting - $10,000 ($9,400 tax-deductible)

    • 30 entries in the Virtual Lemon Climb (entries include complimentary t-shirts)
    • Company logo listed on limited edition t-shirt
    • Company logo listed on website with link
    • Company name included in press release 
    • Opportunity to have dedicated segment in event kick off video 
    • Opportunity to include branded material to be sent to paid registrants
    • Opportunity to create custom branded Facebook profile photo frame
    • Dedicated co-branded event email sent to all participants
    • Dedicated co-branded post on Facebook event page

    Diamond - $5,000 ($4,600 tax-deductible)

    • 20 entries in the Virtual Lemon Climb (entries include complimentary t-shirts)
    • Company logo listed on limited edition t-shirt
    • Company logo listed on website with link
    • Company name included in press release 
    • Company logo included event kick off video 
    • Dedicated co-branded post on Facebook event page

    Gold - $2,500 ($2,300 tax-deductible)

    • 10 entries in the Virtual Lemon Climb (entries include complimentary t-shirts)
    • Company name listed on limited edition t-shirt
    • Company name listed on website
    • Company name listed in event kick off video
    • Shout-out on Facebook event page

    Silver - $1,000 ($880 tax-deductible)

    • 6 entries in the Virtual End Childhood Cancer 5k (entries include complimentary t-shirts)
    • Company name listed on limited edition t-shirt
    • Company name listed on website 
    • Company name listed in event kick off video
    • Shout-out on Facebook event page

    Bronze - $500 ($420 tax-deductible) 

    • 4 entries in the Virtual Lemon Climb (entries include complimentary t-shirts)
    • Company name listed on limited edition t-shirt
    • Company name listed on website 
    • Company name listed in event kick off video

    Alex’s Supporter - $250 ($210 tax-deductible)

    • 2 entries in the Virtual Lemon Climb (entries include complimentary t-shirts)
    • Company name listed on website
    • Company name listed in event kick off video

    *To be listed on event materials, sponsors must commit by October 16.

    The Lemon Climb Houston

    FAQ

    Expand a section below to learn more.

    DAY OF EVENT

    Q: What time does the climb begin on Saturday, November 21st?

    A: Any time! You are free to climb any time on Saturday. Should it rain, you are welcome to do your climb any time that weekend.

    Q: Are dogs allowed to participate?

    A: Of course! They are encouraged to participate!

    Q: Is the event rain or shine?

    A: Yes, the Virtual Lemon Climb is rain or shine! If you can’t get outside, perhaps consider utilizing your steps inside, an elliptical, or stair-stepper, or dedicating an indoor workout to ALSF. You also have the option to participate outside another day throughout the weekend.

    Q: Do we have to submit our times?

    A: We will not have a place to submit times, but you are more than welcome to time yourself.

    Q: What time does the event end?

    A: The official Virtual Lemon Climb ends at midnight on November 21, however, fundraising page progress will be tracked through December 5, two weeks following the event.

    Q: How do I choose which level to participate?

    A: We offer three levels of varying difficulty based on your comfort level. Level one is an easier climb, while level three is the most challenging.

    Q: Where do I download my custom bib?

    A: Bibs will be emailed to participants we draw closer to race day and will be hyperlinked to the landing page of this website.

    Q: Where can I send my photos/videos during my virtual climb/hike?

    A: You can tag @alexslemonade on all social media accounts or send your photos/videos to [email protected]

    REGISTRATION

    Q: When does registration for the Virtual Lemon Climb close?

    A: Registration will be open until 5pm on Saturday, November 21st. Participants will have the option to register day of.

    Q: Can I register for the climb on the day of?

    A: Yes, registration will be open until 12am on Saturday, November 21st. You are also welcome to donate to a team page.

    Q: Does everyone receive a Virtual Lemon Climb t-shirt?

    A: All participants who pay the $20 registration fee will receive a t-shirt. This is noted when registering.

    Q: Can I change my registration to receive a t-shirt?

    A: If you would like to receive a t-shirt and you registered as a free participant, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]. She will switch your registration option and you will be asked to pay the fee.

    Q: When can I expect my Virtual Lemon Climb t-shirt to arrive?

    A: All participants who register before October 23rd will receive their t-shirt before the event on November 21st. Participants who register after this date should expect their t-shirt to arrive 2-3 weeks after event day. If you have any questions pertaining to shipping, please contact Sara Moyer Velasquez at [email protected].

    FUNDRAISING/TEAMS

    Q: How do I start my own team for the Virtual Lemon Climb?

    A: To start your own team, click on the “Register Now” button on The Virtual Lemon Climb and begin registration. After you complete your basic registration information, you will have the option to join an existing team/fundraising page or create a new one.

    Q: How do I join an existing team?

    A: When you get to the step where you have the option to join an existing team/fundraising page or create a new one, you will need to type in an existing team name in the search under where it says “Join an Existing Team.”

    Q: How do I invite people to join my team?

    A: You can invite people to join your team by using any of the “share my page options” on your fundraising page which will send people the link to your fundraising page either via email or social media.

    Q: How can I get people to donate to my fundraising page?

    A: People can donate by going to your fundraising page and clicking the “Donate Now” button on your page. People can also donate by sending a check through the mail and specifying your event ID (the number located at the top of your fundraising page).

    Q: My friend/family member sent a check and I do not see this donation listed on my fundraising page, why is this?

    A: Checks sent through the mail can take up to two weeks to appear on your fundraising page. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this may take longer than usual.

    Q: When does the fundraising end?

    A: Fundraising progress will be tracked until two weeks after the event on Saturday, December 5th. You can make a general donation to ALSF at any time though.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Sara Moyer at [email protected] or (610) 649-3034.