All those fighting......you don't fight alone!
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
My name is Paul Jones. I'm a Boise firefighter and the Father of the strongest kid I've ever met, Max. "Mighty Max" was diagnosed on Christmas eve of 2016 with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Every year I climb, I sit down to write this paragraph in hopes that this year was a little easier, that Max's load will was a little lighter, or that all of our many friends we have made who are on this same journey are doing a little bit better. But every year I climb, the turnouts and air tanks are the same weight but our load seems a little bit harder to carry and our friends who are fighting this same fight keep increasing in numbers. Max's fight like so many others has entered the phase where it isn't so much life threatening as it is life altering. The treatment is working, its the side effects from the cancer itself and the treatments he gets that are slowly but surely making our load heavier every day. So when I climb, it isn't just to find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma, it is to also help prevent these kids from having to go through not just the life threatening stuff, but the life altering day to day struggles that so many people don't get to witness. Please consider donating to help find a cure for blood cancers, and pave the way to find a cure for many other types of cancers as well.
Thank you for the moment of your time to read this and your donation,
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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