Everett Fire Department Local 46
EVERETT FIREFIGHTER STAIRCLIMB TEAM
Last year the Everett Firefighter Stairclimb Team dedicated our fundraising efforts to Emma Lande – the 17 year old daughter of an Everett Firefighter. After grueling months of chemotherapy and multiple emergency trips to the hospital, Emma is now in remission. She is a freshman at Washington State and is thriving there!
We continue to dedicate our efforts to finding cures and therapies to help all LLS patients.
67 Everett Firefighters (the largest contingent we’ve ever had) will be climbing in full fire and breathing gear in a physically challenging competition that represents the struggle that blood cancer patients endure. Every step to the top serves as a reminder that there's still work to be done in funding and finding cures.
Last year, the Everett Fire Department Stairclimb Team raised $126K -- setting a new record for the most money in the nation (of 337 departments and 2000 firefighters participating)!!
Please help us and LLS by clicking on the red “Donate Now” button to donate to the team, or click on a name to the right to donate to a specific firefighter.
Thanks for your support!!!
- What is the Firefighter Stairclimb? The Firefighter Stairclimb is a timed race up the stairs of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in 50 pounds of full fire gear and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Participants will be climbing 69 flights of stairs, 1356 steps, and go up 788 feet in vertical elevation.
- 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.