Supporting one of their own

Staff Report

January 1, 2014

MIDDLEPORT — Members of the Middleport Fire Department, along with many other departments, turned out in full gear on Saturday to support a fellow firefighter.

Organized by the Middleport Fire Department, a 5K run/walk was held through the streets of Middleport in support of William “Bill” Fink, a 23-year member of the Middleport Fire Department.

Firefighters took part in the event in full turnout gear in tribute to Fink.

A total of 66 people participated in the 5K, and more show up just to donate according to event organizers. At the end of the day over $1,500 had been raised through the event.

Proceeds from the event went to Fink, who was diagnosed earlier this year with advanced stage leukemia in addition to heart problems which led to the cancer discovery.

Anyone who was unable to participate in the run but would still like to make donations can send them to the Middleport Fire Department, 286 Race Street, Middleport OH, 45760.