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By Dan Rudy 

Fire department booting up for cancer stairclimb

 

February 9, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

One of the boots being put out by Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department in an effort to raise funds for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle next month. The charity drive benefits efforts to treat and cure leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers of the blood.

The Volunteer Fire Department will be sending six of its members to Seattle next month, to climb a lot of stairs and raise a lot of money for cancer research in the process.

Held this year on March 12, the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is an annual event put on by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Washington and Alaska. Founded in 1949, the society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to researching and treating various blood cancers.

About 1,800 firefighters from across the country and abroad raise money for the cause, and will partake in the 69-story climb at...



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