Local firefighters raise thousands to help fight blood cancer

The Corvallis Fire Department Stairclimb team raised nearly $33,000 for the 28th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2019 7:41 PM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2019 7:56 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Hundreds of firefighters from around the world were in Seattle over the weekend for the 28th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb.

Each year, about 2,000 firefighters climb 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in full gear to help find a cure for blood cancer.

The Corvallis Fire Department Stairclimb team was one of the top fundraising teams this year. The 21-member team raised nearly $33,000. 

"As you're climbing, on all the different floors, they have pictures and some are in honor of and some are in memory of...so there's over 140 pictures of people you're doing this for," Lt. Rob Yencopal said.

He said they're collecting donations through April 11. If you'd like to donate, click here.

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