Fighting For A Cure
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation for 24 years so far.
Climbing in honor of those I love to save as many as I can.
This year I'm honoring the love of my life, Kim, who is fighting stage 3 breast cancer. Every gasp I take while I climb each step, I will be thinking of her battle which started last spring and is far from over. I know she will be there the day of the climb cheering me on. The miracle of her being able to do so is partly due to the work of LLS. But her battle isn't over, so neither is mine.
My team of over 70 Everett Firefighters will be honoring the daughter of one of our own, Emma Lande, who is a 2 x survivor of Hodgkin Lymphoma.
For my 24th year, I will be participating in the 29th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). 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. Please consider making a donation to not only help me achieve my 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, 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.
Because of the work of LLS, tremendous strides have been made in the care and treatment of not only blood and lymph cancers, but many other cancers as well, including breast cancer.
This year I'm honoring the love of my life, Kim, who is fighting stage 3 breast cancer. Every gasp I take while I climb each step, I will be thinking of her battle which started last spring and is far from over. I know she will be there the day of the climb cheering me on.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity in this cause worth climbing for. Please click the "donate now" button on this page. I am grateful for your help.
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