CHICAGO (WLS) --Nearly 25 teams of firefighters from across Illinois are coming to Chicago for the 5th Annual Fire Up A Cure. The event on Saturday, July 30, 2016 lets firefighters test their skills in several challenges, including a truck pull, hot wing eating contest, obstacle course, inflatable jousting, tug-of-war, and more. The Fire Up A Cure is an effort to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer clinical trials and to help children battling the disease.
In addition to the firefighter competitions, there will also be appearances by the 501st Legion Midwest Garrison, a Star Wars cosplay organization. A DJ will provide music for all the fun family-friendly events; including a reptile show, face painting, and even real fire trucks to explore.
The Fire Up A Cure fun will be at Saint Xavier University's Chicago campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 30th. Dr. Saara Kaviany from Fire Up A Cure, Karla Thomas from Saint Xavier University and cancer survivor Alejandro Claure visited the ABC 7 State Street Studios to show-off some of the competitions and to talk the important cause the Fire Up a Cure supports.
The 5th Annual Fire Up A Cure
Date: Saturday, July 30
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: Saint Xavier University's Shannon Center, 3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago
Admission/Ticket Prices: $10/adults, $5/children, $20/family and children under three are FREE
Guests can also pay at the door