Vail Valley firefighters raising money for organ donations
Vail, CO Colorado
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Local firefighters will raise money for organ donations during an almost 200-mile race in April ” and in a silent auction Friday.
Firefighters from the Eagle River Fire Protection District will join 2,400 runners in a 199-mile relay race in California to raise money for organ donations April 19 and 20.
Firefighters have raised $1,390 so far, but need more to pay for van rentals, hotel rooms, gasoline and food.
Money also will go to the nonprofit Organs ‘R’ Us to support families in need during the transplant process and for scholarships for donor families.
Friday’s fundraiser will be held at the Coyote Cafe in Beaver Creek Village from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. People also can donate online at http://www.firstgiving.com/tattooed.
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