Stephen Procedo's Page
I don't currently have or have had to fight cancer. My wife and son have been blessed to not having had to fight cancer either. We are blessed. That does not change how I feel about this cause and how much it can help those who are fighting for their lives.....against cancer. I have worked with those whose children are affected and who themselves have had to fight this disease. I respond to the calls to 911 for those fighting through the complications and repercussions of this disease and the treatments they receive to help them to over-come it. I may not have personally felt the pain and fear this disease brings, but I have empathy for those that have and their families who stand with them day in and day out. For the past four years I have participated in the Seattle Stairclimb in an effort to do my part to help those looking for a cure. For those who help the patient's and their families through the treatments and the process of fighting for their lives. I believe that I can make some difference by spreading the word about the LLS and what they are doing. I am part of an amazing team, Boise Fire Department, who collectively do so much for this cause every year and work so hard to get as much donated to help fund the research and treatments. I push myself physically every year, not to win, but to try to honor those who fight through this process. I know it isn't the same as regular chemo treatments or the numerous doctors visits, blood draws and days of feeling like your body has been turned inside out! But I do this so that, in some way, I can show them that I stand with them and I respect their struggle. Those fighting cancer and the families standing at their side impress me so very much with their strength. I will do my part to honor that and I just ask that you help me with whatever monetary donation you can afford. Every little bit helps and I thank you now for your help with this.
Boise Fire Department
** Below is a description of the specifics of the climb **
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hello! 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.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity in this cause worth climbing for.
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