CLIMB AGAINST CANCER
Nine members of the Modesto Fire Department will be participating in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They will join 2,000 other firefighters in full turnout gear in Seattle, Washington, and ascend 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center.
This year’s climb is close to our firefighters’ hearts as they lost their brother, Captain Greg Ewert, to his fight against Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. We also stand beside firefighter Alex Roussell as his son Auggie is battling Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. The Modesto team will also be wearing #AuggieStrong shirts. Photos of Auggie and Captain Greg Ewert will be hanging in the stairwell as the firefighters make their way to the top of the 2nd tallest building west of the Mississippi. Learn More