UPDATED Feb. 2, 2013, 6:18 a.m. — On Feb. 2, local Kent firefighters will climb stairs at Kent Station to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In this year’s event, the Kent Fire Department will have 14 participants who will climb stairs on a stairclimber at the Kent Station Fountain Stage outside of AMC Theatres. The goal is 69 flights of stairs, 1,311 steps and 788 feet of vertical elevation. In 2012, participants raised $7,000. The goal this year is $10,000.
Want to make a donation on site? The firefighters will not only appreciate it but they’ll also give each donor a card with a list of Kent Station discounts as a thank you. Discounts for donors include Cow Chip Cookies, Duke’s, Extreme Pita, Hairmasters, Naked Pizza and Trapper’s Sushi!