$100 a floor ... Let's annihilate blood cancers!
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
On March 10, I'll be joining Corvallis Fire Department and about 1980 other firefighters from all around the world as we climb Seattle's Columbia Tower in full firefighting turnout, breathing bottled air. This is what our team looks like at the end of a workout.
Lilli. Mark. Dave. Tyler. Steve. Friends of the CFD family whom we've lost way too early to blood cancers and related diseases.
Healthy, vibrant, beautiful people, and way too young.
The good news is, thanks in part to funding from efforts like the Firefighter Stairclimb, survival rates for blood cancers are several times what they were 30 years ago: https://www.lls.org/http%3A/llsorg.prod.acquia-sites.com/facts-and-statistics/facts-and-statistics-overview/facts-and-statistics#General%20Blood%20Cancers
The bad news is that, even with all the progress, 58,000 families in the U.S. will still lose loved ones to blood cancers this year. And 1.3 million families will undergo the Herculean struggle, the emotional roller-coaster and the financial stress of dealing with the disease.
We can make it better! I'm setting a high fundraising goal this year: $100 for every floor of the Columbia Tower. Please help me meet this goal and please join me in doing our part to beat blood diseases.
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