Everett Firefighters Raising Money To Fight Cancer

March 4, 2017

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Everett Firefighters in front of Costco

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The Firefighter Stairclimb is next weekend.

You may have noticed members of the Everett Fire Department along with family members in front of the Everett Costco today collecting donations. We stopped by to check it out and Everett Firefighter Brad Schmidt, who is coordinating the effort this year, explained what was happening…

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Firefighters in Everett hope to collect $40.000.00 this year.

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Family members were also helping

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Every donation counts.

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If you’d like to help you can click the link in the article and check out the Everett Firefighters page.

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Firefighters and family members were at the Everett Costco from 10am – 2pm.

Everett Firefighters are raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Leukemia, for example, is sadly the most common cancer affecting children.

Next weekend 48 members of the Everett Fire Department will participate in the annual Firefighter Stairclimb. A timed race up the stairs at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in 35+ pounds of full fire gear and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Participants will be climbing 69 flights of stairs, 1311 steps, and go up 788 feet in vertical elevation.

This is the largest number of Everett Firefighters to participate in the Stairclimb. The goal of Everett Firefighters is to raise $40,000.00 this year. That’s also a record for Everett Fire.

To encourage people to donate, Everett Firefighters have a special raffle…
“Trip for 2 on Delta Airlines” Raffle: Win 120,000 Delta SkyMiles® good for a “Trip for 2 on Delta Airlines.” Potential itineraries include a trip to New York, London, Cancun or Maui.

To enter the raffle drawing:

Donate at least $25 online on the Everett Firefighter page or to a specific 2017 Everett Fire Stairclimb team member (click on their name in the Team Roster list) from January 5 to March 10, 2017.

Send email to everettfirestairclimb@outlook.com to confirm you’d like to participate in the raffle.

Participants will receive an email response within 12 hours with raffle terms and conditions and a raffle ticket for every $25 they donate online.

A raffle ticket will be drawn at random on March 10, 2017 at 8 am and the winning raffle ticket number will be posted on the Everett page and the winner will be contacted by email.

Entries are not automatic so please make sure to follow the easy steps above for a chance to win this great prize!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE RAFFLE AND SEE THE EVERETT FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATING.

Studies have shown that firefighters have a greater chance of getting several different types of cancer over the general public. If you’d like to learn more about that check out this article from The Atlantic.


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