The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb
At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center (formerly Bank of America Tower) in downtown Seattle stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck overlooking the city. The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees. In 2012, the event featured 1,550 firefighters from 291 different departments and brought in a record $1.2 million for blood-cancer research and patient services.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $814 million for research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Share Your Story
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a favorite Seattle event and fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are very thankful for your support and are always interested to know why 1,500 firefighters from around the United States and world participate! Is it your connection to the mission? A pure physical challenge? Share your story with us! We’d love to hear why you’ve chosen to climb.