Bellevue Fire Department
Thank you for visiting the Bellevue Fire Department Stairclimb Team Page! This year we will be participating in the 29th Annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
It is an honor for us to participate in such an incredible event that helps to raise funds for research needed to find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Cancer sucks! It affects us all, and we want to do our part to try and cure it. We have members who have battled cancer and who are currently battling it, so we climb. We climb because 61% of our Line of Duty deaths are caused by cancer and as firefighters we have a higher risk of getting blood cancers. We climb because we want to help out and do our part.
Thank you very much for looking at our page and we would be honored if you donate to our efforts in raising money for the LLS. All proceeds go directly to the LLS.
Below is some information on the climb.
What is the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb?
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
The LLS Firefighter Stairclimb is the world's largest on-air stair climb competition. It is an annual fundraiser held at the Columbia Center, the tallest building in the city of Seattle and the second tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi. All 2,000 participants are career, volunteer, or retired firefighters who climb while breathing from an SCBA and while wearing full turnout gear, weighing over 60 pounds.
All proceeds raised directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since its inception in 1991, this event has raised over $20 million.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity.