Scotiabank StairClimb Rocks to the Top with loudest jam ever!

One London Place rocked louder than a rock concert yesterday as nearly 2000 local rockers came together to raise funds for local United Way funded programs and services.  Showing off their best rock shirts, glam-rock costumes and air-guitar poses, participants climbed 472 steps or 25 floors to rock against #UNIGNORABLE issues hurting our community.

Scotiabank StairClimb really shows the power of our community’s local love. Nearly 2000 people came out to take part in the event, helping raise awareness and dollars to overcome #UNIGNORABLE issues hurting our community.

Kelly Ziegner, CEO & President, United Way Elgin Middlesex

Almost 200 local workplaces, including Western University, Canada Life, TD Bank and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, as well as United Way funded agencies, students from both school boards and supporters came out for Scotiabank StairClimb for United Way.

Also on site was the #UNIGNORABLE Guitar, a custom, one-of-a-kind, available only through online auction, electric T-style guitar. The guitar was built by London’s own Dan Flaherty and paint by Dan Thrasher, both members of the Southwestern Ontario Luthiers Guild, a group of local and regional stringed instrument makers. Bids can be placed at www.ihasta.com.

“Scotiabank StairClimb really shows the power of our community’s local love,” says Kelly Ziegner, CEO & President, United Way Elgin Middlesex. “Nearly 2000 people came out to take part in the event, helping raise awareness and dollars to overcome #UNIGNORABLE issues hurting our community.”

The event raises funding for 92 local United Way funded programs and services operating in our region. Scotiabank StairClimb is United Way’s biggest all-day party and has raised close to 25 million over its 25 years.

United Way is a movement of people working to ensure that every person in every community across our region has the opportunity to reach their full potential. As the largest non-government funder of social services in Elgin and Middlesex counties, we tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues linked to poverty and social exclusion through strategic leadership, advocacy and investments at 54 partner agencies proven to get results. Donations stay 100% local, always.

We still have a bit further to go to reach the top. You can help us reach our goal of $250,000 to help local people and families. Make your donation before November 16.  

Check out the photos from the event!

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