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January 20, 2012
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Giving back: Local firefighters donate nearly $1,500 to help cancer-stricken families

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Firefighters Association (No. 2139 of the International Association of Firefighters) recently raised $1,475 at its charity Blackjack Tournament, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort andamp; Casino on Dec. 8.The proceeds were donated to the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation and went to three families to assist with expenses for traveling and food during their visits for treatment at the Children's Hospital andamp; Research Center in Oakland, Calif.The three families were also treated to a first-class station tour, fire engine rides and a chance to try their skills at spraying the fire hose at the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District's main fire station at 875 Tanager St.After the tours and fun, the families were presented with their gift cards and were asked to come back anytime.“We are very pleased to be able to support such a good cause and help support families that need assistance,” said firefighter Ian Satterfield, tournament coordinator. “Specifically during the holiday season, it's nice to be able to give back to those that need and appreciate it the most”To find out more or make a donation to the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation, please go to www.nvchildrenscancer.org.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 20, 2012 12:00PM Published Jan 20, 2012 11:58AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.