09/25/09 312 W - + 6 - 11 Vance County Firefighters Cruizin' For a Cure This Weekend


This weekend, Vance County volunteer fire departments are hosting a county-wide boot drive to raise money to battle breast cancer. Called Cruizin' for a Cure, the event a joint project of the Instruments of Shining Hope Cancer Ministry of South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church and Maria Parham Medical Center Oncology Center.

Events started at 3:00 p.m. today (Friday), when two Henderson policemen were "jailed" for 24 hours and have to raise their own bail. The "cell" is located at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive, which is the location for Saturday’s events. The policemen, Lt. Charles Pulley and Detective Kendall Riddick, will use their cell phones to call for help. According to Pulley, the pair of Henderson’s finest want to raise $3,000 each.

The benefit continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with raffles, games, food and music. Other activities for the day include:

Music will be provided by Steve Wilson of Wildlife Entertainment. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention, detection and support. The goal is $10,000, a portion of which will be used to provide mammograms for women who cannot afford them. Cash will be accepted during the benefit, and checks should be made to the Maria Parham Health Care Foundation.





Heard last night that boot drive took in over $7,000.00 for this Cancer awareness project.
It’s good for a community to come together for such a worthly project.
rnln - 09/29/09 - 12:00



  
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