Firefighters climb Camel's Back hill in Boise to help fight cancer

Firefighters climb to raise money for cancer treatment
Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 04:38:15-04

BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters in Boise have been training for the annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in Seattle, however, the event was postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Boise firefighters decided to host their own stair climb. Participating men and women climbed Camel's Back hill three times with all their gear on.

"I'm expecting it to be horrible," said Boise firefighter Rich Brown. "It does take a physical toll, but it pales in comparison to anybody who is going through any type of cancer treatment."

The annual stair climb is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and our local firefighters didn't want to miss any opportunity to contribute.

"Just because the climb got postponed doesn't mean cancer has ended."

Tiffany Moyes was last year's honoree for the annual stair climb. This firefighter made the trip from northern Washington to participate.

February was three years cancer free for me," said Moyes. "I was 19-years-old when I was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma."

Moyes couldn't pass up the opportunity to help alongside her brothers and sisters, as several similar events ltook place all over the country.

"The fundraising, that's what it is all about, because the money goes back to the LLS," said Moyes. "It becomes much more than a stair climb. It truly does take a village."

The goal is to raise $3 million for LLS. So far $2.25 million has been raised.

Locally, firefighters have almost reached their goal of $18,000. If you are interested in helping these firefighters fight cancer, click on this link.