Jacksonville Firefighter, Jessica Stanfield at last year’s Stairclimb

On March 9, four members of the Jacksonville Fire Department will participate in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb—a race up all 1311 stairs of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The department will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear, including heavy, self-contained air tanks. While welcoming the challenge, the firefighters admit they are participating to help in the fight against blood cancers since all event proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

StairclimbJacksonville Firefighter Jessica Stanfield, a veteran stair climber says, “We would love Jacksonville residents to support our department in this fundraiser… all tax deductible donations help in the fight against blood cancers… every dollar counts when someone’s life depends on it!” Stanfield has finished the race several times and has consistently recorded one of the fastest times for female firefighters. The Seattle event is considered one of the most grueling races of its kind and has raised millions of dollars over the years.

To donate, please go to the teams fundraising page online at or stop-by the fire department and make a donation to this wonderful cause!


Wednesday, February 26th,  Las Palmas on California St. will be holding a fundraising dinner at 6:00pm and will be donating half of all proceeds to our climb.

Friday, March 7th,  we will be hosting a spaghetti feed dinner at 5:30pm and 6:30 pm at the Odd Fellows Lodge on South Oregon and all proceeds will go to our climb for a cure!

Posted February 25, 2014