Gunny climbs the tower!
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Hello! I will be participating in the 29th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
As the closest Fire Engine to the Columbia Tower, I usually walk DOWN two flights to the Fire Alarm Control Room when we visit. This time, I'll be going UP.
We climb to honor Tristan Smith - a Seattle firefighter who lost his battle with cancer. We climb to raise money to treat and find cures for our friends like Lynda Sisley who is in remission and Lt. Louie Batayola who is in the middle of his fight and recently had his bone marrow transplant.
Please consider making a donation 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 Columbia Center. All 2,000 participants are career, volunteer, or retired firefighters who will climb up the second tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi in full turnout gear, weighing over 60 pounds, while on-air. Throughout this grueling course, 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 $20 million thus far.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity in this cause worth climbing for.
The picture is a LLS publicity shot from last year. We got called down on-duty for some PR pics. I think they wanted Enders there, not me! It is a nice view.
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