Local firefighters climb Columbia Center stairs to fight leukemia

March 7, 2012

By Staff

For the 10th year, a team of Snoqualmie firefighters will climb the Columbia Center in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on March 11.

More than 1,500 firefighters from around the world will climb to the top of the 73-floor Columbia Center in downtown Seattle wearing full firefighting gear and self-contained breathing apparatus, Joan Pliego, Snoqualmie communications coordinator, said in a press release.

For the past two years, Snoqualmie firefighters, along with firefighters from Fall City, Duvall and Eastside Fire & Rescue, have led the team competition for fundraising, collecting more than $30,000 in donations each year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Pliego said they are currently in second place for team fundraising in 2012, having raised more than $9,000. They are determined to move into first place and raise more money than ever. Although the actual Stairclimb is March 11, fundraising will continue through March 30.

Donate at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway.

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees for blood-cancer research and patient services.

Learn more by contacting firefighter Brian Busby at 888-1551 or bbusby@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

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