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Fundraisers next week for Chris Landreau

It’s a way of saying thank you and lending a helping hand. There will be a motorcycle ride fundraiser for 26 year-old Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau on March 26 in Newnan to help offset expenses from the recent discovery of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The ride event will begin on March 26 at Hooter’s, located at 1001 Bullsboro Drive, and end at Jekyll & Hyde’s, located at 10 The Boulevard #101 off U.S. Highway 29. There will be an auction, door prizes, 50/50 drawings and family events with Jekyll & Hyde’s giving attendees a 10 percent discount for lunch, event organizers said, adding that riders will be asked for a $15 donation per bike and a $5 donation for passengers. Motorcycle or not, everyone is encouraged to attend.

Landreau joined the Coweta County Fire Department in July 2004 and is currently assigned to Rescue 1 on A-Shift.

It was on Feb. 4 that Landreau went to the emergency room with what he thought was a blood pressure issue. But what doctors found was a mass in his chest. Subsequent tests revealed that the mass was cancerous, diagnosed as stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Landreau has been undergoing chemotherapy at Emory Hospital.

There will be another fundraiser for Landreau on March 24 in Senoia. “Friends for Chris Landreau Day” will be held at Second Hand Sam’s, located at 90 Main Street, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mention that you are a friend of Chris Landreau and Second Hand Sam’s will donate 10 percent of the sales to the Landreau family.


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