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Montana firefighters prepare for stair-climb challenge

The climb takes place in Seattle
Posted at 4:21 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-09 14:51:33-05

Great Falls fire fighters are training for the upcoming stair-climb challenge in Seattle to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Each year they share the stories of blood cancer survivors and those who have been tragically lost.

They climb 69 flights of stairs which is 1,365 steps with full turnout gear.

For one Great Falls Firefighter Ryan Olson, says he participates because of his family.

“I have a personal connection to it. My mom is a leukemia or lymphoma survivor. So I kind of have a personal connection there and just going there and seeing everybody raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society its really neat even to go out to,” said Olson.

The 29th annual climb takes place in Seattle on March 8th but the Great Falls Fire Fighters will have a few upcoming fundraisers in Great Falls before then.

February 15th at Elevation 3330 there will be a Pint Night.

Also at the High Ho on February 28th, where for every pint bought, $1 will go toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

There's more on the Great Falls Firefighters participating in the climb on their Facebook page .

You can find more information about the stair climb and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society on their website .