Everett Firefighters Raising $100K To Battle Cancer In Annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb

February 1, 2019

Everett Fire

Again this year Everett Firefighters will be participating in the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Firefighter Stairclimb. The event is on March 10th and the goal of Everett Firefighters Local 46 is to raise $100,000.00 by that date.

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Look for Everett Firefighters in front of Costco Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM

Fundraising has begun with firefighters taking pledges. Tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 2nd) Everett Firefighters and their families will be out in front of the Costco at 102nd and 19th SE from 10 AM ’til 2 PM raising money and awareness in a donation drive.

Stop and put a few bucks into the boot to help toward their goal. Over the next few weeks MyEverettNews.com will be featuring some of the stories of Everett Firefighters participating in the climb.

For now, here’s more about this year’s effort from the members of Everett Professional Firefighters Local 46.

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Everett Fire Captain Mike Lande (r) with daughter Emma (l) Photo credit: Everett Fire

Last year the Everett Firefighter Stairclimb Team dedicated our fundraising efforts to Emma Lande – the 17 year old daughter of an Everett Firefighter.  After grueling months of chemotherapy and multiple emergency trips to the hospital, Emma is now in remission.  She is a freshman at Washington State and is thriving there!

We continue to dedicate our efforts to finding cures and therapies to help all LLS patients.

67 Everett Firefighters (the largest contingent we’ve ever had) will be climbing in full fire and breathing gear in a physically challenging competition that represents the struggle that blood cancer patients endure. Every step to the top serves as a reminder that there’s still work to be done in funding and finding cures.

Last year, the Everett Fire Department Stairclimb Team raised $126K — setting a new record for the most money in the nation (of 337 departments and 2000 firefighters participating)!!

Please help us and LLS by clicking here and going onto our donation page. Then click on the red “Donate Now” button to donate to the team, or click on a name below the “Donate Now” button to donate to a specific firefighter.

Thanks for your support!!!

  • What is the Firefighter Stairclimb? The Firefighter Stairclimb is a timed race up the stairs of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in 50 pounds of full fire gear and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Participants will be climbing 69 flights of stairs, 1356 steps, and go up 788 feet in vertical elevation.
  • What is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is 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. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested nearly $1 billion to advance cancer therapies and save lives.


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