Firefighters plan fundraising walk for children with cancer

Northport firefighters plan to walk more than 60 miles in one day to raise money and awareness for children battling with cancer.

The April 28 trek is the brainchild of Manuel Jimenez, a paramedic firefighter with the Northport Fire Rescue Service, who said the goal is to raise at least $2,500 through the walk.

Jimenez said 70 percent of that money will be donated to Children’s of Alabama hospital in Birmingham. The remaining 30 percent will go to Angel’s Hope Foundation, a local nonprofit founded by Kim Eaton after a rare type of bone cancer claimed the life of her 18-year-old daughter Angel last September.

“When I first started planning this, it was going to be to pay for Angel’s headstone, but someone has since donated the money to cover that,” Jimenez said. “I decided we can still make a difference doing this by donating to Angel’s Hope foundation and to Children’s.”

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