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Why was I in Boston last week attempting to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Well, yes... it's partially because I have the world's best job. But it was also for a good cause!

Many of us who live here in New England remember the tragic Cold Storage Warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1999. Actor and Worcester native Denis Leary, whose cousin and childhood friend were two of the six firefighters who perished in the blaze, established the Leary Firefighters Foundation the following year to provide firefighters in New England and beyond with advanced equipment and educational opportunities. This year, the Leary Firefighters Foundation has its first corporate partner, and Guinness & Co.'s "$100,000 Pour" provides not only generous funding but enhanced awareness for this worthy charity.

Learn how you can help keep firefighters safe by sending a simple text message, and help me redeem myself after my poor pouring performance! A moment of your time will support fire-fighting heroes this St. Patrick's Day season.

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Guinness Pour the Perfect Pint competition photo © 2013 Bob Curley.

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