On Sunday, March 12th, five members of Chelan Fire and Rescue Union Local 4816 completed the Annual Leukemia Lymphoma Society Seattle Firefighter Stair Climb Fundraiser, raising $4,800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
With a vertical elevation of 788 feet, this is the nation’s largest on-air stair climb event. This year’s event had a great turnout and drew over 1,700 participants from all over the United States.
The Seattle Firefighter Stair Climb has raised over $24 million for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society since its inception 32 years ago.
The five firefighters – Sam Belsky, Troy Keene, Tyee Zacher, Taylor Rains, and Brandon Fogelson – climbed 69 flights up the Columbia tower in 60 pounds of full gear while on air.
These firefighters are beyond grateful for all the support of the Chelan Volunteer Firefighters Association, Amos Rome, Culinary Apple, Lake Chelan Sports, The Vogue, and Silverbell Winery.
Thankful for every individual who donated to the cause on behalf of the Chelan Firefighters team. We are proud to be a part of such an incredible community!