69 flights I 1,356 steps I 788 ft. of vertical elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
I have done this climb 24 years over my fire service career. Cancer in the fire service is a significant issue. I am a strong supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS supports all people with cancers, including the fire service. This year I will be participating as a volunteer at the climb. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and when I wear my firefighting gear for a long period of time or do lots of physical work, like climbing 69 floors!, it becomes an issue for my health.
I would greatly appreciate if you could donate to the LLS and help support the society and all those fighting cancer. Click on the link that says My Personal Page, and then click on the donate bar. Thanks so much, below is information about the climb.
I will be participating in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 11th in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Please support me with a donation by clicking the donate button. Our efforts will help make a big difference in the fight against blood cancers. Thank you for your generosity!
What is the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb?
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is the world's largest on-air stair climb competition at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. We compete in full combat gear weighing close to 50 pounds.There are 69 flights of stairs, 1,356 steps, and 788 ft. of vertical elevation gain. Although it will be challenging, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients must go through. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
What is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested nearly $1 billion to advance cancer therapies and save lives.
Every day, more than 350 LLS sponsored researchers come closer to the goal of finding a cure for leukemia and related blood cancers. Locally, LLS funds 4 researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical Center. Your support and commitment to the mission of LLS enables us to continue this important work of saving lives and aids us in our ability to reach patients in our community.
Thank you for your time and I hope that you will consider donating to this cause! Remember, every dollar counts when someone's life depends on it!