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Local firefighter takes part in ‘Stairclimb’ fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 25th, 2014

Newport firefighter Cpt. Richard Giles completed his fourth Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on March 9 in Seattle, Wash. The event raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

NEWPORT — “Climb. Conquer. Cure” is the theme for the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, held each year in Seattle, Wash.

On March 9, more than 1,800 firefighters from all over the United States and four other countries converged at the Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle to compete against each other in climbing 69 flights of stairs, or 1,311 steps, to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For the complete article see the 03-26-2014 issue.

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