Clermont public safety event hopes to help ‘cancel out’ cancer

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Clermont public safety departments are partnering with several local organizations to help raise cancer awareness and funds at an upcoming event.

Code-4 Cancer is scheduled from 5-9pm Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Gator’s Dockside, 1200 Oakley Seaver Drive, a news release states. The Clermont police and fire departments will partner with Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, Lake Speech and Language Services, and Gator’s Dockside to increase awareness of cancer and raise money for the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. Code-4 is a first responder code which means “to cancel” an action. The department hopes that this event will help “cancel out” cancer.

Clermont police officers and firefighters will be on hand to accept donations, which will go directly to the foundation. In addition, Gator’s Dockside will donate a portion of its proceeds.

This event is designed to bring awareness not only to #Pinkoctober and breast cancer awareness, but it also will lead into #Movember and men’s health initiatives, such as prostate cancer awareness.

The Clermont Police Department #Pinkoctober vehicle as well as the Clermont Fire Department #Pinkoctober engine will be present, and attendees will have the opportunity to interact and take pictures. Come out and meet your local first responders and support this great cause.

For information, contact Sgt. Malcolm Draper, of the Clermont Police Department, at 352.536.8412.

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