Scott Firefighter Stairclimb: Daniel Kono's Personal Page
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hi all! 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. This will be my second year climbing the Columbia Center and it was an honor to be a part of the event last year. It was incredible climbing 69 floors in full gear surrounded by 2,000 firefighters from all over the world. We were all there for the same reasons; to climb for a cure and honor those on our helmets. This year I will be climbing for the following:
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Martin (Fremont Fire Department): After a hard-fought three years, Chief Martin lost his battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in July, 2015. Jimmy will always be our "superman."
Palma Christman: My grandma has been in remission of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma for over 25 years and lives happily in San Jose, CA.
Daniel Yoshiaki Kono: My grandpa passed away from Leukemia in late 1964 as my dad was only a few months old. I was given his name to continue the life he wasn't able to live.
Norma Antonio: Norma lost her 8 year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on July 6, 2018. She was very much loved by our family and will always be remembered.
Please consider making a donation to not only help me achieve my personal fundraising goal, but to benefit patients and their families everywhere. If you would like to donate, click the red DONATE NOW button at the top of the page. Thank you so much.
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 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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