On Saturday local firefighters will take a break from flames and instead fight leukemia and lymphoma.
The annual Light My Fire benefit raises funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The bad news: there will be no firefighter “auction” this year. The good news: A series of alcohol tastings now make up the new format for the event.
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Three more Light My Fire tastings will be held in 2015 and include wine, beer and tequila.
In years past Light My Fire has brought in $6,000 to $12,000 each year.
People who join the April 18 event will gain the chance to win prizes and taste whiskeys from numerous distributors including Jameson Irish Whiskey, Tatoosh Distillery, 3 Howls Distillery, Tullamore Dew, and Parliament Distillery.
The annual Stair Climb sees more than 1,800 firefighters from around the world raise money to fight blood cancers. Firefighters climb 69 floors or 1,311 stairs.
Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children and adolescents younger than 20 years, accounting for 26.7 percent of all cases.
Entry to the event is a $5 donation. The pre-pay page is here.