Who: Jackson County Fire District #5
What: Firefighters held fundraiser for donations for the Stairclimb Event.
Why: The Stair Climb raises money in addition awareness to help fight & cure blood cancers
When: Wednesday morning, February 26th from 7:30am-11:00am
Where: The Human Bean of Ashland, OR
Firefighter from Fire District #5 raised over $1,000 on Wednesday morning at The Human Bean for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Event. The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle being held on March 9th, 2014. Firefighters will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus). Also firefighters welcome the challenge, they are doing this to raise money to help fight blood cancers. All proceeds from the climb benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So far this year, Fire District #5 has raised over $16,000 for the Firefighter Stairclimb.
If you missed this fundraiser but would like to make a donation, visit the department’s Team Page and donate now.
More About the firefighter Stairclimb:
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through sponsorships, fundraising and entry fees. Also in 2013, the event featured 1,500 firefighters from 282 different departments. As a result this brought in a record $1.44 million for blood-cancer research and patient services.
More About the Worthy Cause:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The society funds lifesaving blood cancer research along with providing free information and support services around the world.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease & myeloma. Also to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The goal is to help blood cancer patients live better, consequently longer lives. Learn more at their official website.
A Big Thank You!
The Human Bean is honored to have hosted Jackson County Firefighter’s fundraiser benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A huge thank you to all customers who supported this fundraiser. Your generosity and compassion are the reasons this event was such a success. A second shout-out to all the District #5 Firefighters for dedicating their time. Because it’ an inspiring cause. Lastly, our appreciation goes out to our amazing & talented baristas at The Human Bean of Ashland. Thank you crafting all those delicious drinks Wednesday morning.
Thank you everyone!