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Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge 2022

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Raised: $3,598.00

Goal: $2,500.00

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Update: the climb is one week away. I sent a request for an accommodation to see if they would let me climb DOWN 42 stories since I’m old and fat. The petition was declined. (JK)

So I’ll be climbing UP 42 stories (over 800 steps) in my turnouts and breathing from an air pack. That’s about 70 lbs of equipment.

I’m currently in second place among all fundraisers (101 climbers) and Keizer Fire is in first place among the 27 agencies signed up. This is a great cause so please contribute.


On September 25th I will be climbing the 42 stories (over 800 steps) of “Big Pink” in Portland to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

But wait, there’s more: I’ll be climbing those 43 stories while wearing 70 lbs of firefighting “bunker” gear.

That’s not all: I’ll be climbing those 800+ steps while breathing through a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

So, I think the least you can do is click on the link below and make a donation toward my $2,500 fundraising goal. $1 for each of the 43 stories? Or maybe ten cents a step ($80)? Any amount, large or small — or large — will be used to find a cure.

Okay, I get it: The least you can do is actually nothing. But you should take advantage of my clear lack of common sense and good judgment. Encourage my foolhardiness with your generous support. Then, who knows what ill-considered activity I’ll sign up for next!

Thanks for your support.


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