Peoria firefighters wear pink shirts in preparation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Last year, city of Peoria employees and the firefighters were able to raise $5,000. This year, the city and the firefighters are teaming with the two Peoria Applebee’s restaurants and leading a barbecue outside City Hall to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s premier event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in its 25th year in October.

Peoria city employees and the Peoria Firefighters Charities are teaming up to help raise funds to fight the disease.

Every Tuesday and Thursday during the month, the public can participate in the Dine to Donate at Peoria Applebee’s restaurants (8001 W. Bell Road and 9330 W. Northern Ave.) from 11 a.m. to close. Ten percent of your bill is donated to the breast cancer campaign.

A barbecue luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Peoria City Hall Amphitheater, 8401 W. Monroe St. The public is invited for a $5 donation,

Raffle prizes and entertainment highlight the event. For information contact Peoria Fire Captain Danny Comella at 623-297-5007.    

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