My CF Climb Story
Hello family and friends!
I'm very happy to be climbing for my eighth year at the Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge. Just as I improved my time last year I aim to just the same this year! Please help encourage me by donating to the raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.
What is the Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge? Good question! We climb the US Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland. From the basement we climb 41 floors in full firefighting gear. This includes our coat, pants and boots (together we call these our "turnouts") and an SCBA or Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. An SCBA is the air tank and mask we use in firefighting which allow us to breath while in smoky or toxic environments. Altogether, this ensemble weighs around 70lbs.
Here is some information on Cystic Fibrosis. There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis. They are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, friends and co-workers who struggle every day just to breathe. I climb for them and hope you will support me in my efforts.
Real progress has been made in the search for a cure, but the lives of people with CF are still cut far too short. There still is no cure for this devastating disease. By participating in CF Climb, I am helping add tomorrows to the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Will you join me? Support me by making a donation to my CF Climb fundraising campaign today!
Please support me!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by donating to my CF Climb fundraising campaign. Your gift will help add tomorrows to the lives of people with CF.