District 13 firefighters in training for 69-floor cancer research fundraiser


February 14, 2024

Local firefighters are taking a step in the right direction when it comes to winning the fight against cancer.

Make that many steps.

Six members of Skagit County Fire District 13, including Chief Wood Weiss, will take part in the 33rd annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stair Climb in Seattle on March 10.

The event, whose mission is to raise much needed funding toward finding a cure for those battling blood cancer, is billed as the largest on-air stair climb competition in the world.

Standing 788 feet tall, the Columbia Center is the loftiest building in Seattle and the secon...

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