With the help and support of the public, Waxahachie firefighters have helped make a dent in the fight against cancer.

The firefighters association sold its first annual calendar with the proceeds of the sales going toward helping people battling the disease and cancer research.

“The public response from the sales was good and it was very successful. It looks like we are going to clear about $2,500 after expenses,” firefighters association president Don Alexander said.

“We dropped the price from $15 to $5 a calendar. They can only be purchased from station one while supplies last. We have got a hundred or so that are still available.”

About 600 calendars were sold; plans are to lower the price next year to $10 per calendar or two for $15.

All of the pictures are of Waxahachie firefighters.

“We did not go outside of the department. No models or actors were used,” Alexander said. “The photos in the calender were taken by Jacquelyn Helton of Darn Skippy Photography.”

The 13-month calendar began in December and proceeds from its sale go to benefit the Dinah Weable Foundation, which each year hosts a free luncheon in honor of breast cancer survivors and their immediate caregivers with a goal of encouraging those who are going through treatment. The foundation also raises funds to supply mammograms free of charge to people who can’t afford one or who don’t have insurance.

The proceeds also benefit the fire department’s local cancer fund, which assists firefighters and their family members battling cancer. Funds also go to the Waxahachie Firefighters Association’s fund, which donates funds to different organizations such as St. Jude and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Alexander thanked everyone involved with the project and especially the support of the public. Fire station one is located at 407 Water St.

For more information, contact Alexander at dalexander@waxahachiefire.org.

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