11/12/13 186 W, 3 I - + 8 - 9 Scenes From Saturday's Firefighter Fundraiser in Johnston County

Photographer Jason Thompson documented a firefighter fundraiser in Smithfield on Saturday. The inaugural Johnston County Fireman's Day honored firefighters Ray Workman and Shane Austin, who are both battling cancer.

Ray is a Wilson Mills firefighter. Shane is a Cary firefighter, part-time Johnston County EMS member, and former Smithfield firefighter. They've both been diagnosed with cancer, and are in need of help from the community. Ray has colon cancer and Shane has inoperable non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Saturday's event at Rose Manor Shopping Center in Smithfield featured firefighter games, a cornhole tournament, and a chili cook-off. All proceeds were donated to benefit the medical bills of Ray and Shane. See Jason's photos, or visit his blog, JocoFire.com. Maybe we'll get a reader report on Saturday's winners, and the total monies raised.

If you missed the event, you can donate anytime:

Ray and Shane Benefit
c/o Wilson's Mills Fire Department
2550 Cleveland Road
Smithfield, NC, 27577

Or contact:

Todd Moore, 919-669-7964

Bentley Powell, 919-915-1171



Jason Thompson photos

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