On March 10, 2013, two firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters from all over the world as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.
Bill Ekse and Jeremy Karapostoles will be representing Fire District 7 in the climb this year.
“This event is something I look forward to every year,” said Firefighter Bill Ekse, who is participating in the event for his 15th year. “This disease has affected many people in my life and this climb gives me an opportunity to make a difference.”
In 2010 firefighters from Fire District 7 climbed in honor of Mill Creek resident Colton Matter. Colton was diagnosed at nine years old with a rare leukemia and now, at 12, is battling this horrible disease for the third time. “Colton’s Army” will climb in his honor on March 24 at the Big Climb, which is open to the general public.
To donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of the Fire District 7 team visit: Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2013.
To donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of “Colton’s Army” visit: Big Climb 2013 Colton’s Army.