When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you will see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Rumi
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Dear Friends! This will be the 10th year I have participated in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in honor of my sister, Beth (Boos) Turnbull, who lost her battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia after a fierce battle in 2007. The LLS continues to make great contributions to the world of cancer research, saving lives of many people each year. Please consider making a contribution again this year. You have all been so generous these past ten years, and I know it is out of the love you share for our Bethie! She was a treasure to us all.
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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