Annual Firefighter Stair Climb A Huge Success





That's the slogan for one of the most anticipated events of the fundraising year in Seattle, the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, now in its 22nd year, sees close to 2,000 fire fighters from several hundred different departments don over 50 pounds of gear and compete in a timed race up the 788 feet of vertical elevation at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, the second tallest building west of the Mississippi, all in the name of raising money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and that charity's fight against blood cancers.

The Climb amounts to 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps in order to reach the building's observation deck.

Last year's event raised $1.2 million, and early estimates suggest that this year's event, which took place on March 10 and was the 22nd annual Stairclimb, raised at least as much, if not more.

For more information on the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb check out their homepage.

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