I Climbed to the Top!

A few friends and I did the Climb to the Top at Rockefeller Center yesterday! It was so much shorter than I was anticipating… only 17 minutes. And believe me, I was walking! We got to Rockefeller Center at 6am, lined up at 7:20, and started the climb around 7:45. By 8am, we were at the top taking in the early morning views of Manhattan.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that helped support The National MS Society through my Climb to the Top page! Each participant was only required to raise $250, but I was able to beat my goal of $1,000! I can’t thank you enough.

I also want to say thank you to the Landgren Family Foundation who made a generous $5,000 donationย to the National MS Society in my mom’s name. I cannot put my appreciation into words!

We wandered over to Norma’s after the climb for some much needed breakfast. (I don’t think you can call it brunch at 8:30 am..)

Eggs Benny all around! And we may or may not have gotten the Caramel Crunchy French Toast to split… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. 3.4.13
    Kimberly said:

    What an amazing thing you did for your mom & for all those who are suffering from this disease. Very inspiring & a good reminder that we can all make a difference!

  2. 3.4.13
    Aunt Anne said:

    Congrats, Jessica!! Way to surpass your fundraising goal…but not surprised! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great tribute to Mother T & all who are afflicted by MS! Kudos to you & all who joined you in your efforts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3.4.13
    AJ said:

    Congrats on achieving your goals! I can’t believe it only took 17 minutes to climb to the top! I’m sure your mother is beyond proud. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. 3.4.13
    Sarah said:

    Great job Jessica! You should be very proud! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 3.4.13
    Kelly said:

    This was such a great post. My best friend has MS, so it warms my heart whenever I see people doing something like this for the cause. Go you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you at the walk in the spring ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. 3.4.13
    Amber said:

    Congratulations…my mom also has MS and is going through a relapse right now so thank you on behalf of my family for bringing awareness to this cause!

  7. 3.4.13
    Kate said:

    Gotta say the views are terrific from up there, particularly looking over the park – love seeing GREEN!
    Well done, Jessica! So glad you had this opp to excel and exceed! Keep on keepin’ on!

  8. 3.4.13

    Congratulations – what an awesome cause!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  9. 3.4.13
    Rose said:

    Yayyy! So glad you did it & you made it (and I’m pretty sure it takes longer to take the ELEVATOR up!)

  10. 3.4.13
    hallie said:

    Congrats, girl! This ALSO calls for ‘tinis… Maybe while brunching. At 8:30.

    Just kidding?

  11. 3.4.13
    Anngelik said:

    I love this post! Very glad you made it for a great cause!


  12. 3.4.13
    lissy said:

    I give you a lot of credit; a bunch of people at my work climbed to the top of the John Hancock Tower in Boston this weekend to benefit MS and that’s a lot of stairs! I’ve recently been diagnosed with MS and I have a great appreciation for what research has done for this disease. None of that would be possible without the generous support of all who donate so thanks!

  13. 3.5.13

    awww, congrats girl! your momma must be so proud.

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  14. 3.5.13

    Congrats Jessica! I’m soooo happy to hear you were able to surpass your fund raising goal! What blessing! I love hearing about such successes in supporting such precious causes such as supporting the MS Society! So wonderful! Way to go girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Stephanie ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 3.5.13
    Stacey said:

    Congratulations on completing your climb!



  16. 3.5.13
    Ellen Landgren said:

    SO proud of you Jessie. Love you!

  17. 3.5.13
    Sarah said:

    I’m shocked it only took that long! Congrats on surpassing your goal of $1000! What a wonderful goal to surpass.

    The Purse Snatcherย 

  18. 3.5.13
    Agi said:

    Great job Jessica. Your mom is so proud of you. The breakfast afterwards sounds amazing. And the view is breathtaking.