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NEWS RELEASE 07/22/11: Help Portland Firefighter Christine Pezzulo Raise Awareness & Donations for Cystic Fibrosis at Fundraising Event Today

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July 22, 2011

12:51 PM

On Sunday, September 25, 2011, firefighters from around the Pacific Northwest and as far away as Alaska, Montana, and Idaho will run the 800 steps of the US Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland during the 3rd Annual Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. Firefighters will be outfitted in over 70 lbs. each of full "combat gear" including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) commonly used in the line of duty.

In addition to a competitive 40 floor, 800 step ascent of the US Bancorp Tower, firefighters will also compete to raise funds in the battle against CF. In 2009, over 233 firefighters representing 56 fire agencies finished the Portland climb and raised over $52,000 for CF research. 

Portland Firefighter Christine Pezzulo at Station 5 has already begun readying herself for the climb by staying active and cross-training outside of work. Christine has made it her personal mission to raise as much money as she can for this cause every year to support a fellow brother firefighter and his grandsons who both were born with CF.   

Firefighter Christine's goal is to stairclimb for 6 hours!  Head over to Blitz Ladd, show your support for Christine, and make a donation for CF research!

This afternoon, Firefighter Christine will be “actively” fundraising to raise awareness and donations for cystic fibrosis research.  


All are welcome to stop by Blitz Ladd located at 2239 SE 11th Avenue from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm to show your support for Christine who will be hitting a revolving stair-stepper in full "combat gear."  Christine's goal is to stair step for six hours! 


Portland Fire Training Officer Pat will also be available to provide rides on his vintage Mack fire truck!

By purchasing a pint of Fish Tale Ale and buying into the 50-50 raffle, you can help Christine reach her goal of raising $5,000.00 for CF.

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 July 22, 2011


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Belinda Loucks

July 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I am the grandmother to those two adorable and lovable little boys! My husband, Wes Loucks, started "Climb for the Cure" back in 2009 and we are very excited with the way 2011 is headed. Christine is one amazing individual and so dedicated to not only her job but also to helping us find a cure for CF. She has always given 150% to our cause even when she was not able to climb in 2010, she was still our #2 top fundraiser. Please come and join us tonight and support Christine as she climbs a stairmaster to raise money!

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