FRONTENAC — The Frontenac Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser for volunteer firefighter Larry Lee who is currently battling cancer.
In 2017, Lee was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia inside the bone marrow. He travels every six months to the MD Cancer Center in Texas.
Soon he will be back to the cancer center, where he will be scheduled for a bone marrow transplant.
To help with expenses the fire department is hosting a chili feed to benefit Lee — who also volunteers for the Frontenac Police Department Reserve.
“Larry’s the kind that gives,” Frontenac Fire Department Captain Jim Long said. “He’s not usually the one being given to, Larry gives to everything.”
Lee has volunteered with the Police Department for 20 years and Fire Department for four years and he has previously volunteered in Girard and Baker.
Lee said he volunteers because, “there’s a great bunch of guys up there,” and he wanted to be part of that team. Lee said he also likes to help.
The support from the fire department has been overwhelming, Lee said.
“That’s why it’s overwhelming, I’ve always wanted to help other people but everyone coming together has been overwhelming,” he said. “It means a lot, I can’t really put it into words.”

Want to go?
The event will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Frontenac High School cafeteria.
Chili and Frontenac Bakery cinnamon rolls will be served; $5 for chili, or $7 chili and a cinnamon roll.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.