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Pancake breakfast benefits Chattanooga firefighter's family

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Thousands of pancakes were flipped for The Firefighters Relief Fund pancake breakfast Saturday morning.

All of the proceeds are going to help local firefighter, Jason Geer and his son Tristin, who is battling Neuroblastoma and Leukemia.

Thousands attended, giving money and donating blood to the cause.

"We've been preparing for a couple of weeks now and we're expecting right around 3500 people today," said Jack Thompson, President, Local 820.

With so many mouths to feed, no wonder they had 30 bags of pancake mix, 800 cans of orange juice and 26 bottles of syrup; just a few of the ingredients for a successful fundraiser.

The sweet treats, hit a sweet spot in Jason Geer's heart- the money from the Firefighter Relief Fund breakfast is going to help his son, Tristin.

"This is amazing, it's very overwhelming the support and love from our community from my brotherhood," said Geer. A group of people who aren't letting him battle it alone. "They've been there for me from day one when Tristin was diagnosed five years ago," said Geer.

They're goal is to raise over $9,000 towards medical bills and traveling expenses to and from the hospitals for treatment.

"We like to raise money for the community- we also like to take care of our own. Jason is one of us. So anytime we can do something for Jason and Tristin- we're gonna do it,” said Thompson.

If you weren't able to make it out but would still like to do so- you can donate blood at any blood assurance location in honor of Tristin; or you can donate funds at any Chattanooga Fire Hall.

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