Local Firefighters Join Auction To Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Whether you’re looking for a hot date, burning to get a yard project completed or hoping to boost a Bunco party with a big strong bartender, you won’t want to miss the 2010 Light My Fire Auction.

The benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society brought in more than $12,000 last year, for the third time doubling donations pulled in during the previous year. Firefighters from throughout the state
are once again volunteering their time this year, hoping to beat last year’s record.

The party starts when doors open for Light My Fire at 7 pm Saturday, March 13 at Parker’s Casino and Nightclub, 17001 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133.


The live auction, in which winners gain either a four-hour date or four hours of labor from a firefighter, begins at 8:30 pm. The silent auction begins when doors open, and continues until about midnight. Silent and live auction winners donate directly to the Leukemia Society, with credit cards accepted. That means 100 percent of funds raised go to fight blood cancers.

 

 
The event includes a full night of entertainment, featuring band 3rd Degree Burn, drink specials, and the chance to meet firefighters featured in the 2010 Firefighter Calendar (photo shoot at Shoreline Fire) some of whom are volunteering as auctioneers.
“This is a really, really fun party - not just another meet and greet charity event. Firefighters really know how to have fun, and the band is super hot-maybe because the lead singer is a firefighter,” said event organizer Linda Kent of Professional Union Firefighter.
For more information, contact event organizer Linda Kent, 253-376-5947 or see the webpage.

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since 1949, the Society has invested more than $550.8 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers.

For information about Leukemia and how the funds raised help, contact Kris Howard, Senior Campaign Director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Washington chapter: 1-888-345-4572 or 206-628-0777.

1 comments:

Anonymous,  February 26, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

Fun and for a good cause! I'll be there.

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