Climb. Conquer. Cure.
On November 1st, 2017, I signed up for my third trip up the stairs as a participant in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. Once again, I am asking for your financial support in the fight against blood cancers such as Leukemia and Lymphoma!
A few years ago my father-in-law, Charles Osicka, died after battling Lymphoma for years. Chuck's kindness and consideration for others is legendary to those who had the pleasure to know him. Since his passing, I have re-committed annually to prioritizing training and fundraising for the Stairclimb supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). This event becomes my number one focus for 4 months out of every year.
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I am once again proud to be joining Jeremiah Fosness (Team Captain), Thor Johnson, Brian McAuliffe, Tiago Pacheco, and Zack Gurney as part of the Okanogan County Fire District 6 team.
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 gear weighing 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!