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Fighting for a cure
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Melinda Wilson, wife of Statesboro firefighter Stacy Wilson, walks with unofficial department mascot "Blaze" as families watch the competition during the Statesboro Firefighters Challenge.

    On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Statesboro Fire Department sponsored the 2012 Firefighter Challenge at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds. The day of food, fun and family was a local fund-raising effort to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a voluntary health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and far-reaching professional and public health education.
    The event included three teams, two from the Statesboro Fire Department and one from the Springfield Fire Department, competing to finish a relay of challenges including Rapid Dress, Busted Hose, Hose Obstacle Course, Hose Extension and Advance, and Bucket Brigade.

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