Firefighters association raises more than $10K to support Harvard firefighter with cancer

The Harvard Firefighters’ Association helped raise more than $10,000 for a 30-year veteran of the Harvard Fire Protection District who recently was diagnosed with cancer, Deputy Fire Chief Don Davidson said.

In September, the association hosted a fundraiser called “Fight for Phil” to benefit firefighter Phil Jacobs, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment and stem cell transplants, according to fire district staff.

The Fight for Phil fundraiser included a poker run and golf outing, as well as a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Recently, Jacobs and his family were presented a check from the fundraising efforts.