TFD raising funds with Valentine’s Day flower sale to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma

UPDATE: Due to high winds and rain the booth location for the Templeton Firefighters with Flowers for a Cure event has been changed.  Flowers will be sold today, Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Templeton Fire Station located at 206 5th Street from noon to 6 p.m.  
On Valentine’s Day, the flower booth will still be located at two locations.  The Templeton Fire Station at 206 5th Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and BarrelHouse Brewing Company from noon to 6 p.m.

TEMPLETON — Templeton Fire Department firefighters will sell flowers for Valentine’s Day to raise money to find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. They started on Saturday, Feb. 9 and will continue through 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. Firefighters with Flowers for a Cure will have a booth in downtown Templeton selling a variety of flowers, including roses.

From Feb. 9 through 13, flowers sales will take place at the Templeton Fire Station, 206 5th St., across from Templeton Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Valentine’s Day, the flower booths will be located at the Legion Hall, 805 S. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at BarrelHouse Brewing Company from noon to 6 p.m. Last year, all the flowers were sold by 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. BarrelHouse Brewing Company will also donate $1 to the Stairclimb Team for every purchase of a pint of Templeton Ale on Feb. 14.

“Come down to the fire station and buy roses or bouquets for your spouse, your parents, your friends or yourself,” said Brandon Wall, Fire Captain with Templeton Fire and Emergency Services and the Team Templeton Stairclimb captain. “Everyone loves to get flowers, especially at Valentine’s Day. And you’ll also be helping people who are in the fight of their lives against cancer. Leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other types of cancer, have impacted every family in some way. Flowers bring hope and show love, so it makes sense to raise money for cancer patients by selling flowers, said Wall.”

This is the third year that the Templeton firefighters have sold flowers to raise money to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb held on March 10 in Seattle, Wash. The stairclimb attracts firefighters from around the world who pledge donations and walk up 69 flights of stairs in full fire-protective equipment to honor loved ones, friends and strangers with leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers. The flower sales will benefit the donation of the Templeton Stairclimb team, which includes Engineer Phillip Goldbloom, Firefighter Haustin Morrison, Chief Bill White and Captain Brandon Wall. The individual firefighters are also raising money.

Flowers for sale will include roses of various colors, carnations and mixed spring bouquets. Prices range from $25 to $65. Custom arrangements are available for a higher price. Vases will be available. Students will get $5 off their purchase with a valid student ID card.

For more information, contact Fire Capt. Wall at 805-540-4524.


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