Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue / Local 1660
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Hello! For the 15th year, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue will be participating in the 29th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Before we ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, we will be raising funds throughout the season in the name of funding and finding a cure. Please consider making a donation to benefit patients and their families everywhere. Since 2006, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and Local Union 1660 has raised over $446,386 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and are ECSTATIC to approach and cross-over the HALF MILLION DOLLAR MARK!! That's funding for treatment, research, and the betterment of the lives of those who are fighting for their lives, which is why we climb; to make lives better. Don't donate for us, donate for the men, women and children who need our help. While this is a physical challenge, we don't participate for us, we participate for those who need the support the most.
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.
Whether it be a donation to an individual, or a team gift, the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue/Local Union 1660 greatly appreciate and thank you for your caring and thoughtfulness in wanting to make a difference in another persons life.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity. We climb because beating cancer is in our blood.
FF Robert Hays, Team Captain
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue/Local Union 1660.