Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Firefighter Stair Climb

You might remember my post last year about my awesome brother David, or as we know refer to him...Uncle Bubba. He likes it, he told me :) He is in school training to become a firefighter. He is finishing up his program and graduating this summer - there are a few of us flying out and attending, we can't wait! Then he will hopefully have a job fighting fires in a very safe part of St. Louis :) Anywhere would be lucky to have him, but we really have our fingers crossed that he choose St. Louis as we can't wait to have the whole family back together in the fine state of Missouri. Well, he is doing the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb again this year and he would be pleased as punch if anyone wanted to help support him in this endeavor! He has already raised $600 ($100 over his goal of $500!) but every little bit helps raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. For those of you who don't know - Leukemia hits very close to home for us, as our Dad kicked Leukemia in the butt.
I should have started with this, but here is a little background on the event...
"At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center (formerly Bank of America Tower) in downtown Seattle stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck overlooking the city.
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees. In 2009, the event featured over 1,500 firefighters from 244 different departments and brought in a record $640,000 for blood-cancer research and patient services."

I wanted to share the details with you in case you would like to donate! Thank you in advance for helping support Uncle Bubba and blood and cancer research!

Want to Donate? Click Here! and then...

1. click on donate now
2. type in dave lawton
3. click on my name highlighted in blue and then you can donate.

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