Apopka Firefighters Remember One of Their Own at Relay for Life

City of Apopka firefighters will join teams from across the community Saturday, April 18, for the 2015 Relay for Life.

The American Cancer Society fundraiser, which runs from noon to midnight at Apopka High School, is a tribute to local survivors and caregivers impacted by the tragic disease. It also is a heartfelt opportunity for firefighters to honor a brother lost in the battle for a cure.

Armando Borjas Jr. – a city firefighter for 14 years – died from cancer on Oct. 17, 2013. A portion of Piedmont-Wekiwa Road in Apopka is named in his memory as Armando Borjas Jr. Way. Firefighters also participate in Relay for Life each year as a special dedication to Borjas.

The firefighters and other city representatives will take shifts Saturday to walk for 12 hours around the outdoor track at Apopka High School, 555 Martin St. The firefighters also will set up a tent with games. For more, or to make a pledge for the city, visit the ACS website at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15FL?team_id=1801479&pg=team&fr_id=63655

The City of Apopka also held the 3rd annual Rabbit Run 5K race on April 4 at the Northwest Recreation Complex. The event was a qualifying fundraiser for Relay for Life.

So far, the 2015 Relay for Life of Apopka has 36 teams and 258 participants who raised more than $25,000 in contributions. Saturday’s event will culminate those efforts. To participate, contact Donna Amato at donnamamato@gmail.com .

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