Calendar created to help fight childhood cancer

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 1/07/2013 9:09 am Published: 1/06/2013 10:25 pm

Local heroes and cancer survivors and fighters teamed up and created a calendar to help raise funds in the fight against childhood cancer.

"I've seen a lot of heartache and we've got to find cure for these kids," said Lynn Leeper.

The purpose behind the calendar is personal for Leeper. Her son, Connor, is a cancer survivor and she decided to help create the calendar to benefit the children in Green Country who are still fighting for their life.

"I've been there and done that and I know what these families are going through," said Leeper.

Leeper teamed up with Cancer Cure Search in her pursuit to create a calendar that featured patients and recognizable Tulsa "heroes."

The calendar features children and The Tulsa Shock; Tulsa Police Department Homicide Unit; Turn Tulsa Pink; Tulsa Fire Station 20; Tulsa Life Flight; Tulsa Drillers; Tulsa Police Canine Unit; The Air National Guard; TU Football; Tulsa Children's Oncology nurses and doctors; Tulsa Oilers Hockey Team; and EMSA Tulsa.

Members of Tulsa Fire Station 20 in Tulsa participated in the Cure Search photo shoot. FOX23 went along with the Leepers and some of the children as they presented the finished calendars to the firefighters.

"They turned out pretty good," said Steve Shaw with the Tulsa Fire Department.

Shaw told FOX23 that he and the other crew members were honored to get to help with the fundraising effort. He added that children in the calendar are the true heroes.

"They've had to deal with so much at such a young age,' said Shaw, "They are very brave kids."

The cost is $15 dollars for 1-2 calendars, $12 for 3-4, or $10 dollars each for 5 or more calendars. All of the proceeds will benefit CureSearch Tulsa Walk 2013.

For more information on how to order, click here.

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