Saturday, April 05, 2008

Milton's Christopher Seay To Represent City in "Climb Atlanta" Firefighter Challenge

Unique Fundraiser to benefit American Lung Association

On April 19, Milton Firefighter Christopher Seay will represent the City of Milton in the "Climb Atlanta" Firefighter's Challenge. During this unique event, Seay will attempt to climb 55 floors to the top of the BentleyForbes-Bank of America Plaza building in downtown Atlanta, the tallest high rise in the southeast. Making the challenge more difficult, Seay will be outfitted in full firefighter's turn-out gear, including helmet, coat, pants, gloves, boots and liner -- weighing approximately 75 pounds.

Seay is participating in the Firefighter's Challenge to help raise funds for the American Lung Association. His goal is to raise $1378 -- a dollar for each step climbed. In 2007, Seay was a member of the DeKalb County Fire Department team, which was named the Firefighter Challenge Fastest Team. One thousand participants are expected, including firefighters, runners, health & fitness enthusiasts and individuals affected with lung disease.

If you would like to help Seay reach his fundraising goal, you can sign up as a sponsor by visiting Click on the "Donate" link near the bottom left, and then click on "Sponsor a Climber" on the left side of the new page. Type in Christopher Seay's full name to donate directly to his fund.

The "Climb Atlanta" race begins at 9 a.m. on April 19, at the North Avenue stairwell street entrance of the BentleyForbes-Bank of America Plaza building, with the award ceremony following at 12:30 p.m. on the North Avenue balcony. To learn more about the event, visit


Anonymous said...

He'd be a cute one for the Calendar.

Anonymous said...

There is a firefighter name
Bill Bourn that would be great
for the calender.