Welcome to My Personal Page
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). It’ll be my 3rd year climbing and I’m dedicating this climb to one of my closest friends Charlie! I met Charlie and his wife Bevie in my mountaineers course in 2018. They have quickly become a part of my Spokane climbing tribe. Charlie is one amazing person! He completed the mountaineers course and climbs while getting treatment, unbeknownst to me and most of his classmates in mountain school. Fast forward 3 years, his mantle cell lymphoma IS IN NEAR TOTAL REMISSON! Go Charlie! You rock! And I couldn’t do this life without you!!
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.
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please Click Here