Pace firefighter diagnosed with rare cancer, Fire Rescue seeking donations

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UPDATE: Pace Firefighter Robert McClelland sent us an email with more information:

Anyone that knows Carl knows that he is one of the most selfless people you’ll ever meet. A loving father, devoted husband, and passionate firefighter who has served the citizens of Santa Rosa & Escambia County for years. Firefighter/EMT Bowers was a very active volunteer with Escambia County Fire Rescue from 2007 to 2017 when he then took a Full-Time Firefighter Position with the Pace Fire Rescue District and has been employed with us since. Carl has also served as an EMT at Lifeguard Ambulance on a part-time basis in recent years.

On behalf of the firefighters and administration of the Pace Fire Rescue District, we would like to extend a hand of support to our fellow firefighter Carl Bowers. Carl has recently been diagnosed with AngioSarcoma, a very rare cancer that develops in the inner lining of blood and lymph vessels. Carl is currently undergoing chemo treatment at a specialized treatment center. Carl and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Carl and we hope to see you back at work as soon as possible, brother!

Anybody wanting to help Carl can drop off or send in donations to Station #1 at 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd. Pace, FL 32571 ref Carl Bowers. The family will receive 100% of any donations. Thank you in advance for your support, thoughts, and prayers.

As you recently know, one of our own, Pace Firefighter Carl Bowers, was diagnosed with AngioSarcoma cancer. Kicking off Sarcoma Awareness month, we are proud to host a Spaghetti dinner benefit as well as a bake sale and raffle for Carl. 100% of proceeds will go to Firefighter Bowers and his family to help support his treatment. Come join us for a delicious dinner, meet some of Pace’s finest, take a tour of your Pace Firehouse Station #1, all in support of Firefighter Bowers.
Adult’s plate: $8 – Kid’s plate: $5 – Cost includes: Spaghetti, green beans, garlic bread, tea or water, and 1 ticket for the raffle.
You can buy tickets online, at Station #1, or at the door of the event.

https://rsanimalrescue.ticketleap.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1021385775336135

ORIGINAL STORY: PACE, Fla. (WKRG) — Pace Fire Rescue District is seeking donations to help with chemotherapy costs for a fellow firefighter.

Pace Firefighter Carl Bowers was recently diagnosed with angiosarcoma, a very rare cancer that develops in the inner lining of blood and lymph vessels. Bowers is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment at a specialized treatment center.

“Carl and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Carl and we hope to see you back at work as soon as possible, brother!” Pace Fire Rescue District posted on Facebook Sunday.

Donations can be dropped off or sent to Station #1 at 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd., Pace, FL 32571, ref Carl Bowers. Pace Fire Rescue District says the family will receive 100 percent of any donations.

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