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Stairclimb Challenge Begins in November

Stairclimb Challenge Begins in November
Posted on 11/02/2016
Stairclimb Challenge Begins in NovemberPort Angeles, Wash. – The Port Angeles Stairclimb Challenge begins in November! It’s an annual fundraising effort dedicated to helping Port Angeles Firefighters in their effort to raise funds to beat cancer.  Proceeds from each year’s event supports The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding cancer research. 

The Stairclimb Challenge is also a team building activity that allows sports teams and community organizations to train with local firefighters as they prepare for the 2017 Leukemia and Lymphoma Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in Seattle on March 12, 2017.

Stairclimb participants climb a total of 1311 sets of stairs. This climb is equivalent to 788 feet of vertical height, 69 flights of stairs, and the height of the Seattle Columbia Center. The climb takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Each Stairclimb Challenge takes place at the Port Angeles downtown fountain stairs. 

Climbing dates, plus tentative teams scheduled to climb, are:

November 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Climb 1, Klahanne Gymnastics, Impact Fastpitch, Port Angeles Swim Club, Stevens Middle School

December 5, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Climb 2, , Port Angeles High School (PAHS) Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC), United States Coast Guard

January 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m.: Climb 3, PAHS Wrestling, United States Marines, Dry Creek Elementary, Stevens Middle School

February 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m.: Climb 4, Peninsula College

Stop by to watch others climb. Cheer on participants. And, stop by to make a donation. 

Visit the Port Angeles Fire Department’s Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Facebook page to make a donation online: https://www.facebook.com/Helppafirefightersbeatcancer (Keep an eye on this page for new information!)

Accompanying photo shows Stairclimbers from the 2016-17 climb.

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles School District

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703 
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org