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Tuesday, August 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Space Needle plans climb for cancer research

An elevator speeds visitors to the top of the Space Needle on Thursday in Seattle. For the first time, members of the public who take part in a fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will have the opportunity to take a different route to the top, running or walking up the 848-step stairway. (Associated Press)
An elevator speeds visitors to the top of the Space Needle on Thursday in Seattle. For the first time, members of the public who take part in a fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will have the opportunity to take a different route to the top, running or walking up the 848-step stairway. (Associated Press)
Associated Press

SEATTLE – The Space Needle will host the first public stair climb in the Seattle icon’s history to help benefit cancer research.

The 848-step climb to the observation deck will take place Oct. 3. The event will be open to up to 3,000 people. Participants will pay a registration fee and have to raise a minimum amount in donations.

The donations will go to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, while the registration fees will be used for the Space Needle Foundation.

The 605-foot-tall Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair.

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