69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hello! I am Firefighter and Chef Nathan Richard. At 18, I joined the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department, our motto, "Deeds not Words," INSPIRED me to participate IN MY first Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb 3 years ago. This YEAR will be my 3rd run up the Columbia Center on Sunday, March 8th. Before I ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, I will be raising funds throughout the season in the name of funding a cure and finding a cure. In 2015, I experienced a DVT blood clot that hospitalized me and put me on blood thinners indefinitely. Because of that, I committed myself to a cause dedicated to improving the lives of those dealing with uncertainty, physical pain, and struggle with blood cancers and other blood disorders.
Cancer doesn't sleep, so neither will I." My passion for helping others wakes me up sometimes at 5 am. The pain we go through will never compare to those suffering through lymphoma or leukemia or what their families experience. We have all seen, heard, know, or maybe even have gone through the disease yourself. I'm asking all my friends: Support The Cause! Step up and donate to the link below. Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity in this cause worth climbing for.
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.
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