Each year, thousands honor the lives of more than 100 fallen first responders - men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty. This ultimate sacrifice is deserving of the ultimate fundraising tribute.

The 30th Annual Guns ’N Hoses fundraising event for The BackStoppers will feature 15 three-round bouts of boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) matches between police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Missouri and Illinois. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 23, (Thanksgiving Eve) at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center. Guns ’N Hoses will also be streamed online for on its website www.stlgunsnhoses.com.

On October 26th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, 5 On Your Side will support the cause by hosting a phone bank to purchase tickets to Guns ’N Hoses or donate directly to The BackStoppers.

To date, Guns ’N Hoses has raised over $4.5 million for The BackStoppers.

About the BackStoppers
The BackStoppers recognizes the tremendous sacrifices that public servants make every day when they go to work. When first responders and public safety workers pass, they leave behind friends and family.

Family they will no longer be able to support. Losing those who serve to protect is a tragic reality. BackStoppers makes a difference for so many deserving families by paying for living necessities, sending children to school and other services. The BackStoppers currently supports 77 families and 156 overall since 1959.

To purchase tickets to Guns ’N Hoses: http://www.stlgunsnhoses.com

To donate directly to BackStoppers: http://backstoppers.org/donate