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Lyons Consulting Group Climbs 80 Stories to Raise Money for Children’s Memorial Hospital

Steve Susina • November 10, 2012

CHICAGO – A team from Lyons Consulting Group (lyonscg) participated in Step Up for Kids, an annual 80 story climb to the top of the Aon Center. Step Up for Kids raises money and awareness for K.I.D.S.S., an all-volunteer, non-profit fundraising auxiliary of Children’s Memorial Hospital.  The members of the team, Rich Lyons, Ashkan Farhadieh, and Armen Tatevosian, were able to raise $620 for K.I.D.S.S. through donations from fellow lyonscg employees, family and friends.

In order to draw out the competitive spirit, lyonscg had the remainder of employees wager on who would reach the top first. Over half the bets placed were on Rich who ended up being the first to reach the top in a time of 17:06, with Armen Tatevosian in a time of 25:53, and Ashkan right behind with a time of 26:07. lyonscg matched the total of the donations which allowed the team to reach their goal of $500.

“Lyons Consulting Group is committed to serving not only our clients and employees but also the communities in which we live,” says Rich Lyons, CEO and Founder of Lyons Consulting Group. “I am proud of our team for giving their time, money and energy for this incredible event.”

“The climb was difficult, but it was well worth it. It felt great to reach the top and it felt even better to know that I was doing something good for the community,” says Ashkan Farhadieh, Business Development Manager at Lyons Consulting Group and one of the members of Team More. “We are extremely thankful to everyone who sponsored Team More and helped us reach our goal for this fabulous cause.”

This year, Step Up for Kids raised over $430,000 and had over 1900 people participate in the climb up the Aon Center. Rich Lyons is a long-standing Board Member of Children’s Memorial Hospital.

About K.I.D.S.S.
K.I.D.S.S. for Kids, Inc (Kindness Is Doing Something Special for Kids) is an all-volunteer, non-profit fundraising auxiliary of Children’s Memorial Hospital.  Founded in 1991, K.I.D.S.S. for Kids was has become one of the largest and fastest-growing auxiliaries at the hospital. All fundraising activities benefit the hospitals’ Family Support Services programs, which focus on the emotional well being of the patients and their families. To learn more about K.I.D.S.S. visit

About Lyons Consulting Group
Lyons Consulting Group is the premier eCommerce design and development firm dedicated to help our clients continually grow and succeed in their online business.  With a proven track record to deliver creative, robust and most importantly, increasingly profitable eCommerce sites, our diverse group of experts are committed to customer satisfaction and project excellence.

Having years of experience in graphic design, platform customization, technical development, backend integration, quality assurance and support, we understand each of our client’s sites and needs are unique, yet we are able to deliver each and every time. Bottom Line: Lyons Consulting Group will revolutionize your online business. For more information about lyonscg or to see our extensive list of clients, visit


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