Molalla firefighters climbed stairs in Seattle's Columbia Tower to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

MFD  - Molalla firefighters,with hundreds of others, head up to the starting point of the Scott Firefighter Stariclimb, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
Molalla Firefighters traveled to Seattle last week to climb the Columbia tower. The team climbed 69 floors in all full gear.

Why would they do this? To raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

This year the Molalla team has six climbers. Some have done the climb before, others did the climb for the first time, but no matter what their story is, they do it to raise money and awareness for the LLS.

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a timed race up the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.

The Molalla team ran up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and SCBA. While they welcome the challenge, firefighters say they are doing this to fight blood cancers. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

MFD - The Molalla stairclimb team included six firefighters, L-R:  FF/EMT Austin Winters, FF/EMT Jeff Kirkpatrick, FF/Paramedic Bryce Estabrook, FF Tim Hohnbaum, FF/Paramedic Tim Durkee and FF Joe Shinen.
Bryce Estabrook is the 2017 MFD team captain for the Stairclimb. Team members include Tim Durkee, Tim Hohnbaum, Jeff Kirkpatrick, Joseph Shinen and Seth Theroux.

So far, this event has raised $2.2 million dollars with many fire districts from several states participating.

The Molalla team, as of Friday, has raised $4,449 through pledges and donations, 88 percent of their $5,000 goal. And they are not done yet.

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