Four Lubbock firefighters will participate in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2017, an important annual fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our four Lubbock firefighters have teamed up with six firefighters from Austin and two from Houston to create 'Team Texas'.

The event is held in Seattle Washington and is now in it's 26th year. Over $12 million  has been raised for LLS by this event. The climb is a vertical elevation of 788 feet, 69 flights of stairs (which is 1,356 steps). The building to be climbed is the second tallest this side of the Mississippi, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.

Last year over 1,900 firefighters made the climb. This annual fundraiser is open solely to firefighters and completed in full structural firefighting gear.

In 2016 the climb brought in a record $2.3 million dollars.The firefighters gathered in Seattle from more than 330 different fire departments, and 5 different countries.

Lubbock firefighter Adrian Barajas returns this year for his fourth year and has shared his pictures and his journey with us.

" We are continually astounded by the passion this particular community brings to this campaign, and are excited to aim for our 2017 fundraising goal of $2.5 million! (nationally)"

" With our team, we individually fundraise to reach our $10,000 fundraising goal. We have decided to come up with some raffle prizes as well as T-shirts to sell in the hopes of raising funds to reach our goal," Barajas said.

"We are raffling 4 tickets to Garth Brooks on March 30th and a Smith & Wesson rifle.We will also be having a fundraising event at Teddy Jack's Hub City Grill on March 1st. 15% of all sales of this day will be donated by Teddy Jack's to the LLS," Barajas said

You can go directly to their fundraising team page to learn more. On this page there is an on-line store with Team T-shirts and raffle tickets.