Firefighters deliver Ensure to cancer victims at Swedes

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ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) - Rockford Fire District Chief, Dan Zaccard, and some fire fighters spent Monday afternoon delivering 10 cases of Ensure to the oncology floor at SwedishAmerican hospital.

Last year, Zaccard says he was recovering from tonsil cancer and lost 30 pounds because he could not eat solid food. His wife, a cancer nurse, made the suggestion to sell T-shirts with his ID number on them to raise money for people going through the same thing. Together with Rockford Fire Local 413 they were able to raise $1,700.

Zaccard already delivered 20 cases of Ensure to the hospital a few week, making today's donation 30 cases. He hopes to purchase more in the future.