LLS Firefighter Stairclimb 2023

San Jose Fire Department

 Climb. Conquer. Cure.

69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation

Climb. Conquer. Cure.

Just over 20 members of the San Jose Fire Department will be participating in the 32nd annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 12, 2023 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 not only help us achieve our personal fundraising goal, but to benefit patients and their families everywhere.

Please direct any questions to Team Captains or to our team email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Charles Aquino

Daniel Kono

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. We climb because beating cancer is in our blood.

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