The Fallen Firemen 5K takes place downtown Lexington and supports a wonderful cause – the Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House. The race is in memory of Jeff Chavis, a firefighter who lost his life as a result of burns he suffered in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The Jeffrey Vaden Chavis house is named in memory of Jeff Chavis who began his firefighting career as an 18-year old volunteer for Lexington County Fire Service in Lexington, SC. On July 12, 2001, at the age of 22 Jeff lost his life as a result of burns he suffered in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire. After his lost, the Chavis family along with Lexington County Fire Service wanted to do something in honor of Jeff that could help families be part of the care and recovery of their loved ones. Over the last decade as a community effort we have raised money to sponsor the Chavis House that is a home-away-from home that’s within walking distance of the Burn Center which sleeps forty-five guests, and serves approximately 1,000 guests a year. There, family members can be near their loved ones as they fight for survival and endure the long process of healing and rehabilitation as they recuperate from their burn injuries.
Lexington County Municipal Building
111 Maiden Lane
5k starts at 8:00 AM.
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