Fundraiser to benefit Boston EMT after 2nd cancer diagnosis

BOSTON (WHDH) — The Boston EMS Relief Association (BEMSRA) is holding a fundraiser to help a veteran EMT battling cancer.

Bob Perez has worked as a Boston EMT for more than 29 years. Recently, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer for the second time.

BEMSRA organizers said they want to give back to Perez since he has devoted so many years of service to being an EMT.

“Everyone loves him. He’s been a mentor for hundreds,” said Jason Yutkins of the BEMSRA.

The organization held a raffle at the West Roxbury ELKS Club Tuesday night. All the proceeds will benefit Perez and his family.

For information on donating visit BEMSRA’s website.

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