Monday, September 17, 2012

Stair Climb Fund Raiser Prelude

A group of Hillsboro firefighters spent a chunk of Saturday (9/15) practicing for the annual Portland Stair Climb to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The volunteers brought a stair-type exercise machine to Saturday Market, set it up at the Civic Center Plaza, and worked out in full fire turnouts, air tank, and some even carried hose bundles.  They were training for the 4th Annual Climb for the Cure at the US Bancorp building.  They were also accepting donations from shoppers to help benefit the CF Fundation.  The firefighters raised more than one-thousand dollars!  A tip of our helmet to the firefighters and to all who donated.

On September 23rd, firefighters from around the region will gather to climb the 40 stories of the downtown Portland landmark building.  Each pays $50 to enter the competition and is encouraged to raise at least $50 more from supporters.