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Firefighter stair climb in honor of West Pierce crew member’s son raises more than $1.2 million

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on March 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm with No Comments »
March 10, 2013 8:05 pm

Firefighters climbed 69 flights of stairs to the top of Columbia Tower in Seattle today while wearing their 50-pound work gear,  in honor of 6-year-old Cole Vukich of University Place.

The kindergartner  is currently in remission after fighting a rare blood cancer since he was 2.

The 22nd Annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb brought more than 1,550 firefighters to Seattle, including Vukich’s father, a West Pierce Fire & Rescue worker who planned to make the trek.

Unofficial calculations are that the event raised more than its goal of $1.2 million to support the Washington/Alaska Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Georgia Sanz Daniels of Graham Fire and Rescue was the first female to the top, with a time of 14 minutes and 22 seconds, defending her running title as the top woman finisher for 14 of her previous climbs.

Andrew Drobeck of Missoula City Fire was the first man, with a time of 10 minutes and 48 seconds. He also won in 2012.

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