Almost achieved my goal and an early entry for next year.
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Survived another year, barely. So unfortunately the climb had a hitch this year with a breathing apparatus failure which resulted with me running out of air about floor 52. Going the last 19 floor without cool fresh air blowing in was kinda miserable but I kept going knowing our friends who have fought blood cancers have faced and conquered a much greater battle. Even though the climb is complete, fundraising continues for a few more weeks and every dollar helps fight for a cure. Again, thank you to all our friends and family who help out for 2019.
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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