Climbing in memory of Kim and in Honor of many
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Hello again! Once again, I will be participating in the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Before I ascend the69 floors of 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.
I am climbing in memory of my wife, Kim, who passed away while fighting metastatic Breast Cancer. She was my biggest support of this event. I've done it more than 25 times. I've truly lost count. The first year I honored a coworker, John Jerde who was fighting Lymphoma. Every year since I have had someone new effected my cancer that I have either honored or memorialized. After all these years, I now carry all of their memories, still in hope that one day, with help of LLS, we can beat these diseases and end the loss and suffering from cancer.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has benefited patients not only of their namesake, but also of other cancers because the science and the research has progressed in leaps and bounds thanks to your donations and support.
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.
Last year I raised a little over $23,000.00 to help fight blood cancer. with your help, I would like to raise even more to support continued research and development of a cure, so that one day, we will have won this fight and have nobody new who suffers from these diseases.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity in this cause worth climbing for. Thank you for helping me honor Kim, and the many more who have fought or are currently fighting these horrible diseases. Please click the "Donate" button above.
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