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Thank you for getting this far and being willing do donate to such a great cause. If you donated last year, I greatly appreciated you support as I climbed 69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation. You were all so generous and I was truly humbled by my family and friends. In addition to the general population of people that get sick from these types of cancers, firefighters are more likely to get this disease due to the nature of our job. Being exposed to the products of combustion in burning homes, car fires, old buildings with known carcinogens and a laundry list of other hazards increases are risk greatly.
This organization does great work "LLS research investment has played a critical role in advancing therapies for blood cancer patients, including targeted and immunotherapies. As there are no means of preventing or early screening for most blood cancers, the LLS research agenda is focused on finding cures. LLS drives research in areas of unmet medical need and helps to bridge the gap between academic discovery and drug development.We fund research grants to support every discipline in the blood cancers, and we partner directly with biotechnology companies to accelerate therapies."
I was pretty nervous for the stairclimb last year since I had done little training beforehand and wanted to get a good time. As I struggled up those steps at each landing there was a photo of someone battling this disease and it gave me strength to get up them but also made me realize this was for all those people fighting. I ended up climbing it in 22 minutes last year and Im shooting for under 20 minutes this year but the real important goal is raise money for this non-profit to help these people. Thank you all!
Climb. Conquer. Cure.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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