Annandale VFD Members to Race for Former President

by | Apr 29, 2013 | Uncategorized

Annandale, Va. — Members of the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department will be participating in the 2013 Race for Hope 5K on May 5 in honor of their long-time President Raju Khemani, who died last August after battling a cancerous brain tumor.
Khemani, a life member of Annandale VFD, was a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician and was involved in many health-related charities. 

Raju Khemani (courtesy photo)

His legacy is one of love and devotion to family, service to community, compassion, personal integrity, accountability, high moral, ethical and personal standards, and professional expertise, according to a tribute on the Raju’s Runners Race for Hope team page.

“We know that many members of other departments also worked closely with Raju over the years through his time as Treasurer of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and as an operational volunteer,” said Gary Moore, President and Deputy Chief of Annandale VFD.
“We invite all members and their families to join us as we walk – or run – to remember Raju.”
The Race of Hope raises funds to support innovative research initiatives and provide information for brain tumor patients and their families, ultimately helping to find a cure for brain tumors.
Participants may choose timed, untimed and virtual options. Limited in-person registration is available at packet pickup and on event day, which begin at 8:30 a.m. in Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C.
For more information about the event or to donate toward a $1,500 goal, check out the Raju’s Runners team page.
Annandale VFD is a partner in the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and is part of the County’s Fire and Rescue Department.  Learn more about the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department at  (4/29/2013)