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Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

February 16, 6-11am at Station 2-1 in Cottage Grove
22nd Annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb Fundraiser
Hosted by SLCFR Firefighters 

              Crunch Time! Myself and six more of your South Lane County Fire & Rescue firefighters are training for one of the most physically demanding days of our lives. We will be participating in the 22nd Annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb fundraiser in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During the event, we will climb 69 flights of stairs in full turnout gear from head to toe as well as breathing air through our self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). That's 40-50 pounds of gear! In 2012, 1550 firefighters from 291 different departments brought in a record $1.2 million for blood-cancer research and patient services. Our team is hoping to help beat these fundraising numbers and with your help we know we can!

Hi, I'm Aaron Smith and I'm honored to be SLCF&R's team captain for this amazing event. Since this is my first year I want to start out with a bang! I was able to participate in the event two years ago in a support capacity and was amazed at how large the event was. I was also blown away by the how passionate and serious people were taking it. It was very competitive. The fastest climber last year made it to the top in 10 minutes 58 seconds. I'm looking forward to this challenge including my goal to make it to the top without changing air bottles. This will take a lot of training in air conservation which our division chiefs encourage as a goal at any fire scene.

All of our team members are excited to not only share in the camaraderie of our department but also the opportunity to represent our South Lane community. Our team is diverse with career and volunteer representatives stationed out of Cottage Grove, Saginaw and Creswell stations. With your help, we can raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Although you can donate to any of our team members at any time until March 29th, 2013, we hope you'll come meet the team and let us feed you at our pancake breakfast. We want the community to join us February 16th at Station 2-1 in Cottage Grove from 6am-11am for pancakes, eggs, ham or bacon, coffee, hot chocolate, juice, water and a raffle. We are asking for a minimum $5 donation per person and any other donations would be much appreciated. An appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog will be made so please bring your children for this family-friendly event.

I hope everyone can join us and support your SLCF&R stair climb team. If you know one of the one million patients that are currently battling blood cancer please let us know and we will dedicate one of our climbers to him or her. Hope to see you at the Firehouse!


Thank you,

Aaron Smith and SLCFR firefighters


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