Carbondale firefighters raise money to help local cancer patients

Carbondale firefighters raise money to help local cancer patients
Firefighters presented a check for $1,030 to the SIH Foundation. (Source: Carbondale)

CARBONDALE, Ill.. (KFVS) - The Carbondale Fire Department and Carbondale Professional Firefighters Local 1961 donated money to help cancer patients in need of financial assistance.

Firefighters presented a check for $1,030 to the SIH Foundation on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The money will be added to the Cancer Care Patient Support Fund, which helps local patients receiving care at the SIH Cancer Institute.

“A lot of our patients have large fuel costs and they have to go to chemo for 30 or 40 appointments, and if they live a couple of hours away, that can really add up," Jill Gobert, Director of the SIH Foundation said.

This is the fifth time Carbondale firefighters have made a donation to the Cancer Care Patient Support Fund.

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