Mike and Emma's fundraising page.
One year ago today, my wife and I received a phone call from my daughter's dermatologist and he gave us the devastating news that they had found tumors in Emma's neck and chest area and it was most likely Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was the call that no parent wants to receive. Fortunately for our family there are nonprofit organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that have raised money to advance treatment and cures for blood cancers. Emma received excellent care from the oncologist doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital and we are happy to report that her cancer is still in remission. While Emma's treatment was successful there is still room for advances in treatments. Her treatment was incredibly toxic and has long lasting side effects. Please consider making a donation to the LLS in honor of all the families who have had to fight cancer. This will be my fifth year doing the firefighter stairclimb and I will be participating in honor of Emma this year.
Mike, Patti, Emma and Jacob Lande
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hello! I will be participating in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th 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 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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