Some of you know about Willow's dramatic (and heart wrenching) rescue the day Sunriver Firefighters pulled her out of the cold Deschutes River where she had been lost and stuck for nearly two hours last November. I know I'll never forget it. Many of us in Sunriver have had the firefighters come to the rescue of our loved ones. We thank them profusely, maybe bake them some cookies but that is usually about it. Since they are a service organization they are not allowed to accept the kind of gifts we would normally like to give.
As Al and I were taking them some coffee cakes last week, they let us know something we could do that would mean a lot to them and I thought I'd pass it along. As you might expect it is along the lines of being of service to others - we were not surprised.
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
What is the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb?
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a timed race up the stairs at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in full fire gear and SCBA. There are 69 flights of stairs, 1311 steps, and 788ft of vertical elevation. Although it will be challenging, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients must go through. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Last year this amounted to $1.2 million.
Casey, Matt and Jeff also have individual Stairclimb sites for accepting donations: