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69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
I'm proud to be a part of Seattle Fire Team Tristan Smith and will be participating in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and in remembrance of our fallen brother Tristan whom we lost to non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in April of 2016.
At 50 years old, this will be my first time taking on this challenge. This fight against cancer is personal to me. Cancer has afflicted my family, my fire department family and friends outside the fire service. Some are still fighting that fight and a cure cannot come soon enough.
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What is the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb?
The LLS Firefighter Stairclimb is the world's largest on-air stair climb competition, and annual fundraiser held at the tallest building in town, the Columbia Center. All 2,000 participants are career or volunteer firefighters who will climb up the second tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi in full turnout gear, weighing over 50 pounds, while on-air. Throughout the 69 flights of stairs, 1,356 steps, and 788 ft. of vertical elevation gain, we all remember that every step forward is representative of moving closer to a cure. Although this is an extreme test of physical endurance, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients endure. All proceeds raised directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and since its inception in 1991, this event has raised over $17 million thus far.
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