The Valley Regional Fire Authority will again be participating in the Annual LLS Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle. 13 firefighters will climb 69 flights of stairs in the Columbia Tower as part of the world’s largest on-air stair climb competition.
But this isn’t just a competition to see who is able to climb a 788 ft. vertical elevation the fastest. With each of the 1,356 stairs these firefighters climb they are helping to fight blood cancer. “This physically challenging competition is representative of the struggle that blood cancer patients endure,” explains the competition website. “Every step to the top serves as a reminder that there is still much work left to be done in funding and finding cures.”
The LLS Scott Firefighter Stairclimb works to raise not just awareness, but invaluable funding for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since its inception in 1991, the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb has raised over $20 million.
The VRFA team has currently raised $4,840. You can donate to the team online, or in person at one of their two upcoming events:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10am-3pm at Fred Meyer in Auburn, WA
Saturday, March 1, 2020 from 10am-3pm at Fred Meyer in Auburn, WA
The 2020 LLS Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is Sunday, March 8. VRFA Firefighters will be climbing throughout the day.