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Firefighters light up the grill to save lives

May 21, 2004

Thomasville - Thomasville firefighters are used to being around smoke and putting out fires, but today they're stirring one up and grilling out to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. Bryan Croft says, "We're having chicken dinners for lunch that we're cooking and Boston Butts, and all the proceeds going to MDA."

So far, they've raised more than $6,000 for the charity, and they're not even close to stopping. "It makes us feel great," says Croft. "We raised $17,000 last year, and we want to make sure that that's so far behind us this year that it's not even funny."

They've cooked and prepared more than 800 dinners for the fundraiser, some of the men started grilling at 8:00 Thursday morning, and they're still going.

Croft says, "The research costs so much money, and you can't put a price on giving these kids more time with their families, so you just need to give all you can."

Giving so that others may live. The Thomasville Fire Department plans to have another cookout around July 4th to raise more money for MDA.

posted at 3:58 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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