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SKYLON TOWER SCENE OF MASS CLIMB-A-THON

Two thousand people decided to climb the stairs of the Skylon Tower Saturday, for a good cause.

The vertically challenged walkers raised $65,000 as they made their way up all 660 stairs in the tower as part of the 14th annual Stairclimbing for Cancer, to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.

"They took the elevator back down," said Tanya Nixon, Niagara United manager of the cancer society.

Half the money raised during the event will be used for research, the other half for community projects, services and outreach, Nixon said.

She said a "pretty significant" number of climbers were from the American side of the border, but could not be more specific.

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