Dayton firefighters Russ Wilde and Jeff Shideman are training to participate in the 2023 Seattle Stairclimb to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Members of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department gathered to cook pancakes for the community Saturday in a fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising more than $3,000. The pancake breakfast came just ahead of the March 12 Seattle Stairclimb. The fundraising event is open for firefighters across the world to climb the 69 flights of the Columbia Center Tower in full firefighting gear, typically weighing in between 45 and 47 pounds. This year, LLS aims to raise $3 million through the event.

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