9th Annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

June 8, 2023
  • June 8, 2023
  • Events, News

The highly anticipated 9th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is just around the corner! Taking place this Sunday, June 11, our biggest fundraising event of the year brings together firefighters, participants, volunteers, and supporters to raise awareness and funds for Wellspring Alberta. This year’s event promises to be our most challenging yet, as we return to a tower and gear up for an incredible day of determination, resilience, and community support. 

The Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge not only showcases the incredible strength and dedication of firefighters but also raises awareness about the heightened risks they face daily in their profession. Firefighters are at an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer due to chronic exposure to heat, toxic smoke, and the byproducts of fire. Through this event, we aim to shed light on these risks and provide crucial support for firefighters and all citizens living with cancer. 

Event details 

This year’s Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge will be held at Brookfield Place, Calgary’s tallest tower, as participants take on an impressive 57 stories and 1,370 steps. Firefighters will come from across Canada, the United States, and Europe to participate in this sold-out event. You can catch all the action through our live stream, with opening ceremonies beginning at 8:15am, ensuring you don’t miss a single moment of this inspiring event. 

Celebrating our participants 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants who have dedicated their time and efforts to fundraise for this important cause. Their commitment and passion have been instrumental in helping us raise over $2 million since the inception of this event in 2015.  

We are immensely grateful to everyone who has contributed to this cause through their generous donations and fundraising efforts. Your support enables us to provide free programs and services for individuals and families facing the challenges of cancer. We encourage those who are able to continue supporting us in reaching our fundraising goal for this event by making a donation at calgarystairclimb.com

Wellspring CEO takes on the Challenge 

We are excited to share that our very own CEO, Natalie Noble, will be participating in the thrilling Challenge the Chief segment of the stairclimb. She will be competing against Fire Chief Steve Dongworth, adding an extra element of excitement to the event. Read more about Natalie’s courageous endeavor and her inspiring journey in our recent story

A special thank you 

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the dedicated volunteers who generously donate their time and expertise, as well as our event partners and sponsors, for their invaluable support in making this event a resounding success. Your unwavering support and commitment ensure a seamless experience for all participants, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and community spirit. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. 

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