The Palm Beach County FOOLS, a group of area firefighters dedicated to helping family and friends in need, are hosting a chicken-wing eating contest to raise money for Tori Williams, an ER nurse at Palms West Hospital since 2008.
The event begins at 4 p.m. with the chicken-wing eating contest set to start at 6 p.m. at JoJo’s Raw Bar in Wellington on Saturday, August 9.The 38-year-old Williams, who grew up in West Virginia and lives in Jupiter, has been diagnosed with stage 4 Collecting Duct Carcinoma, a rare type of kidney cancer. Longtime FOOLS member and firefighter Tony Andrewson of Wellington is the event Chairman. “Many of the FOOLS have worked with Tori through the years and when we heard about her illness, we wanted to help,” said Andrewson. Entries are still being accepted to participate in the contest, according to Andrewson. People are also invited to watch and enjoy the chicken-wing eating contest. There will also be a live band, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction to help raise money to offset the enormous medical bills.
“The wings will be messy and mild because we want this to be fun,” said Andrewson. “The FOOLS are opening our hearts to Tori and we hope the community will too. She is a great person and terrific to work with.” Participants in the chicken-wing eating contest will receive free beer and soda during the competition. To enter the chicken-wing eating contest, contact Andrewson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-632-0009.
The not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Palm Beach County FOOLS and its Firefighter Fund honors local firefighters who have been killed, injured or become sick while serving their communities. This event helps firefighters who spend their lives and careers helping others as well as their families.
The Palm Beach County FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) is a non-profit organization of area firefighters established to help fellow firefighters and those in need in their communities while bringing back tradition, honor, pride and brotherhood into the service. Sponsors include Palms West Hospital, JoJo’s Raw Bar and Water’s Edge Dermatology. JoJo’s is located at 13889 Wellington Trace in Wellington near the movie theater.