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Rich Brown, lead ambassador and firefighter from Boise, Idaho, does a training climb for the Scott Firefight Stairclimb that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Friday, March 9, 2018. 2,000 firefighters will climb the 69 floors (1,356 stairs!) on Sunday to the Sky View Observatory of the Columbia Tower. (To donate to this cause, please visit (Sy Bean / Seattle Refined)

Firefighters train to climb the 1,356 stairs for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Probationary firefighter Ian Condon was one of the thousands who completed the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on March 11th, including close to 100 from Seattle Fire Department.

The grueling 1,356-step climb raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, critical funding that covers treatment costs for those in need, and blood cancer research.

For Condon, it's a cause that hits very close to home. We caught up with him at Seattle Fire Station 6 in the Central District, to learn more about his inspiring story.