A benefit will soon be held to help an 8-year-old honorary member of the Indianapolis Fire Department.
INDY CARMADA will hold a New Year’s Day car cruising event to benefit Brandon Vinson. Police will escort vehicles on one lap around Interstate 465 as a part of the fundraiser.
Brandon was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis following his birth in 2004. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that affects the lung and digestive tract. Without a lung transplant, Brandon must undergo several treatments a day and has been in and out of the hospital for much of his young life.
Brandon also comes from a large family of firefighters and was sworn in as an honorary firefighter earlier this year.
IFD and several police officers are planning to come out to show their support at the event and community members are invited to join. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at the TGI Fridays on West 38th Street. All makes and models of cars are welcome to participate.
All collected donations will go to Brandon and his family.
More information about the event is available online.