CLIMB FOR A CURE
MODESTO FIRE DEPARTMENT
Eleven members of the Modesto Fire Department Participated in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). They were joined by 2,000 other firefighters in full turnout gear in Seattle, Washington, and ascend 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center.
This year’s climb was close to our firefighters’ hearts as they lost their brother, Captain Greg Ewert, to his fight against Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Our firefighters also stand beside firefighter Alex Roussell as his son Auggie is battling Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. The Modesto team wore #AuggieStrong shirts and photos of Auggie and Captain Greg Ewert hung in the stairwell as the firefighters made their way to the top of the 2nd tallest building west of the Mississippi.
The top finisher for Modesto was Scott Hall. He climbed 69 flights of stairs in 13:58. He placed 30 out of 2,000 participants. The team raised over $16,600.