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Thank you Dothan Fire Department!

A Huge “Thank You” to the Dothan Fire Department for their recent fundraising efforts for the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

“Going for the Gold”, a 5K Trail Run, Walk, and Family Day held in August by the Dothan Fire Department raised $11,200 for the ACCCBD’s Developmental Therapeutics Program. This program identifies and develops new therapies for children and young adults with cancer to improve the cure rate of pediatric cancers while decreasing immediate and long-term side effects experienced by children undergoing treatment. Along with the 5K, the Dothan Fire Department also sold t-shirts to the community for support.

Last year, more than 190 children in Alabama were diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases, and more than 90 percent of Alabama’s children with these illnesses receive treatment at the ACCCBD at Children’s.

“Every donation helps our mission to take care of ill and injured children in the state of Alabama,” said Carmen Maddox, the South East Alabama coordinator of community development for Children’s of Alabama. “Without the support of our community partners, like the Dothan Fire Department, we would not be able to fund programs like those available at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.”

L to R Front Row               Mary Clark, Fire Chief Larry Williams, Carmen Maddox, Battalion Chief David Hasty, Talisa Cassel

L to R Back Row                FF Kevin Zelman, Captain Stacey McAllister, FF Noah King,  FF Robert Herring, FF Chase Marchman, FF Taylor Lee  (FF = firefighter)