Firefighters Run Marathon To Honor Will Caviness

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WASHINGTON -- A group of local firefighters is in the nation's capital this weekend to raise money and honor one of their own.

Members of the Greensboro Fire Department are running in this year's Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC. 

For months, the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro have been raising money ahead of Sunday's race. Proceeds will go to the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation and the Semper Fi Fund

Sunday's race isn't just about fundraising for these firefighters, though. They are running in honor of their fallen brother, firefighter Will Caviness. 

Caviness collapsed just 500 feet from the finish line of the Chicago Marathon two years ago. He died later that day. 

Read More | Greensboro Firefighters Honor Will Caviness By Running In Chicago Marathon

Last year, Greensboro firefighters went to the race to finish the marathon for Caviness. And, the tradition continues as the firefighters will run again Sunday morning in the nation's capital.

The IAFF Charitable Foundation supports programs, benefitting firefighters and their families. The Semper Fi Fund provides financial relief to injured and critically members of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as their families.  


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