ACFR's Row for Responders fundraiser this Saturday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- This Saturday, Albemarle County Fire and Rescue is hosting the third annual Row for Responders in support of mental health and wellness in first responders.
Starting at 10 a.m. there will be 22 stationary rowers for participants to row for as long or as little as they like. Some first responders including Firefighter Suzanne Herndon will be rowing for 24 hours straight for the cause.
"As a first responder, we are five times more likely to suffer from mental health illnesses than the average person. So, bringing awareness to this topic is so important for us to receive support knowing we can reach out, but we are human as well," Herndon said.
The fundraiser will take place at Pantops Fire Station 16, and it is open for anyone to stop by and row or cheer on the first responders.