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Firefighters run in full gear for Riley's Children's Hospital

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Three Plymouth firefighters are getting in full gear this Monday, but they won't be fighting fires in the suits; they'll be running a race.

The race is the Marshall County Blueberry Festival 15K Stomp. Unlike the other runners who will be wearing their coolest clothes, these firefighters are putting all their flame battling clothes on to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children.

"Last year I lost about 15 pounds of water weight in less than two hours," says John Pasley, Plymouth Fire Department Division Fire Chief.

Pasley ran by himself last year, but recruited two others, firefighters Daren Miller and Adam Baer.  Baer ran the regular Stomp race last year.  "I saw John Pasley running in full turnout gear and then this year he explained it to us that it's for Riley's Hospital," said Baer.

Baer felt he had to join, for all the kids in Marshall County and across the country who have benefited from Riley's.

Miller says it was a very personal decision for him.  "I know some kids that have been there and had family that's been up through there, so I mean, it's all about giving back," said Miller.

Miller says he's been training every day for the past two months, and that he feels ready.

They hope the three of them together can raise more money than Pasley was able to last year. The funds will go toward two Riley programs: the Magic Cart and palliative care support.

The Magic Cart is a gift cart that goes around to children in the hospital to brighten their days during long hospital stays.

Palliative care support provides help to families taking home children who have reached the end of their treatment options.

If you'd like to learn more about the Plymouth Firefighter Gear Run, you can check out their Facebook page by clicking here.

You can donate online there or you can write a check payable to the Plymouth Fire Department in care of the Riley Gear Run.

The firefighters will be personally delivering the funds to the hospital later this month. 

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