Stair Climbing Fun with Brent
Stair Climbing Fun (as long as you use a very loose interpretation of the word fun)
The time is near for the annual climb of punishment. That’s right, it is once again time for the Firefighter Stairclimb where 2,000 firefighters from all over the world tackle Seattle’s tallest building. Not only do we get to climb all 1,356 steps of the 69 floors in full fighter gear, but we also get to breath off the SCBA bottle we carry with us. That means we haul an extra 50 lbs of gear up 788 vertical feet while breathing through what amounts to a straw.
I am once again asking for your support. Not only moral, emotional, and psychological, which we know I need, but I am also asking for your financial support. The Firefighter Stairclimb is fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and it helps them on their mission to cure blood borne cancers and to support patients and their families as they suffer with these diseases.
I appreciate all the support you have shown me over the years and I thank you in advance for your continued support this year.
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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