Big Climb MPLS

Joe enjoys an orange whip in his happy place....Door County, WI.
Joe enjoys an orange whip in his happy place....Door County, WI.

Jim Tork Flooring

Welcome to our Big Climb MPLS team fundraising page in memory of Joe Kluessendorf

As many of you know, Joe didn't speak very publically about his struggle with leukemia because he wanted you to know he was a strong individual (which HE WAS!). But as many of you called, texted or emailed - he was often receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions, platelets, bone marrow biopsies - you name it. He endured painful procedures so that he could live life to the fullest. None of us could have imagined that this wicked cancer could claim a man who was larger than life. We plan to celebrate Joe's life with this fundraiser - follow along with us as we remember our brother, son, friend, dad, love, and hero.... Jim Tork. :)

Big Climb MPLS is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Minnesota Chapter’s annual stair climbing event to raise awareness and funding for groundbreaking research and treatment options to eliminate blood cancer.

On Feb. 17, 2018, our team, Jim Tork Flooring, will take on the tallest vertical challenge in the Upper Midwest by climbing Capella Tower! Jim Tork would have something clever to say about our endevour - that's for sure.

Please support our team in this challenge by helping us reach our fundraising goal. By giving a donation today, you can help bring us closer to a world without blood cancer!

Money raised at Big Climb MPLS helps LLS fund treatments for patients who are suffering from all forms of blood cancers. LLS helps save thousands of lives every day and the research LLS funds is helping to find new treatments and cures for all types of cancers. 

Please make a donation to continue to help save lives and fund vital research.

For more information about LLS, please visit 

Thank you - with love from Joe's family and friends





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