Firefighters Took to the Slopes to Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

Multiple teams of firefighters took to the ski slopes to raise money for breast cancer awareness initiatives. The firefighters donned their full turnout gear to take part in the 11th annual Mary's Firemen for a Cure race, according to the Portland, Maine, ABC affiliate WMTV. The competition took place in New England's Shawnee Peak where each team held 50 feet of fire hose as they skied down a zigzag snow-covered course.

"We all get together, everyone raises some money and we have a good time," Henry Hudson of Harrison's Fire Department, told the source. "When everybody gets called to a fire call it's not good circumstances. There's a car accident or a house on fire but in this case everyone is getting together for a good cause."

The event has raised over $100,000 in its 11-year history. It was started by volunteer firefighter Wayne Allen and his wife Mary Allen. She was an employee at Shawnee Peak and had breast cancer until she passed away in 2005. In 2006, the race was renamed to honor Mary Allen and her work to raise money for breast cancer awareness initiatives. 

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