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69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hello! This year will be my 16th year participating in the 29th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). My best time is 17 minutes (when I was 30)! I am working hard to beat that time at the young age of 50! Before I ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, I will be raising funds throughout the season in the name of funding and finding a cure. I will be running along side my fellow Everett Firefighters in support of one of our teammate's daughter, Emma Lande. She has fiercely and bravely battled Leukemia for the past 2 years. My 17 years of training hasn't even come close to how hard she has worked!
Please consider making a donation to help me achieve my personal fundraising goal of $2,500.00. Together we can make a difference!
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, 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.
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