Welcome to Derek Gilbert's Fundraising Page
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page as I embark on my 11th stair climb to battle Leukemia and Lymphoma. My life has been impacted several times by cancer...my Grandpa Richard, Uncle Doug, friend Breonia, other friends and family, as well as my father David. Through all of the fights I have seen as people battle these terrible diseases I have seen incredible feats of strength, faith, perseverance and courage.
These battles are why I climb...to honor their fight and spirit by raising money and awareness so that one day people will no longer have to go through this struggle. Please consider joining my fight with a donation to this amazing cause...know that every dollar goes straight to the fight against blood cancers. While I consider myself fairly motivated to train hard for this great event, know that every dollar I receive in donations push me even harder to fight for this cause...thanks in advance!
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hello! I will be participating in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Before I ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, I will be raising funds throughout the season in the name of funding and finding a cure. Please consider making a donation to not only help me achieve my personal fundraising goal, but to benefit patients and their families everywhere.
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.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity. We climb because beating cancer is in our blood.
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