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Zeigler Fire Department pitches in big for Coaches vs. Cancer

  • Zeigler Fire Department assistant chief Ronnie Diuguid, Zeigler Mayor Dennis Mitchell and Zeigler Fire Chief Ryan Buckingham present a check for $1,000 to Randall Risley, Zeigler-Royalton Coaches vs. Cancer representative.

    Zeigler Fire Department assistant chief Ronnie Diuguid, Zeigler Mayor Dennis Mitchell and Zeigler Fire Chief Ryan Buckingham present a check for $1,000 to Randall Risley, Zeigler-Royalton Coaches vs. Cancer representative.
    Courtesy of Randall Risley

 
 
updated: 11/22/2017 9:29 AM

Zeigler-Royalton has raised a state-leading total of more than $114,000 over the eight years as part of the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program. A big reason for that has been the Zeigler Fire Department.

"The Zeigler Fire Department is amazing. They have their own needs and have fundraisers for those things," Coaches vs. Cancer representative Randall Risley said, "and yet they find the time and energy to accomplish all they have for the school's fight against cancer."

The $1,000.00 the fire department recently donated brought its total support to more than $5,500.

Firefighters raise the money through the sale of t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. The shirt design always includes the initials of a member of the fire department family who has been lost to cancer or is fighting the disease.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a joint program of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches designed to raise money for the fight against cancer and raise awareness among the high school student body.