LLS Firefighter Stairclimb

Santa Clara County Fire Department

69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation

Climb. Conquer. Cure. We Climb for Jacob!

When many young adults are setting their sights on college and their futures, Jacob Tenczar was preparing for the fight of his life. Just as he was graduating from high school in San Jose, Jacob was diagnosed with stage 3C Non-Seminoma Cancer, the most advanced stage. Since June of 2018 Jacob has been fighting his cancer and receiving treatment at Stanford University Hospital from some of the best cancer treatment professionals in the world. Santa Clara County Firefighters, Local 1165, want to inspire Jacob in his fight and are running this year’s stairclimb to support him. A portion of the funds raised will be used to bring Jacob on the trip to Seattle, to join us as we climb in his honor. 

To learn more about Jacob’s story visit: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobtenczar


Our fire department will be participating in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Before we ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, we 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 our 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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