69 flights I 1,356 steps I 788 ft. of vertical elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
March 11th, 2018 I will be climbing the emergency stairs up the center of the tallest building in our State in Amy Lester's honor. The Columbia Tower is 69 stories, 1,356 steps, I will be in full bunker gear, carrying an SCBA on my back and breathing bottle air the entire time. This by far is the most physically and mentally demanding event I have ever attempted but pales in comparison to our friends fight against cancer.
Amy was one of the best amung us, she was a person who I look up to and want to emulate in my life. She was a wonderful wife to Rick, a loving mother to Wiliam, she was loving, always had a kind or funny word, so strong and so positive. I am honored to call her my friend and will miss her dearly.
My mission is to honor Amy's memory by empowering you my friends and family with a common goal. Let's use this opportunity to grow together, help our doctors learn and find a cure for these horrible cancers.
Together we can do this!
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!