Palm Bay Firefighters Begin Cancer Awareness Campaign

By  //  September 26, 2013

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raise money through the sale of t-shirts

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ABOVE MAP: Shirts may be purchased from the Palm Bay Firefighters by calling our local office 321-723-3036 or by stopping into Palm Bay Fire Station 1 located at 1201 Port Malabar Blvd.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent announces its annual t-shirt campaign in support of breast cancer awareness.

Florida ranks second in the USA in the mortality rate associated with breast cancer.(Shutterstock image)

Florida ranks second in the USA in the mortality rate associated with breast cancer. (Shutterstock image)

The campaign seeks to raise money through the sale of t-shirts sporting the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent logo on the front and the firefighter symbol on the back.

Traditionally the shirts have been the symbolic pink color but this year the shirts are a bolder black color with a hot-pink colored logo and lettering.

STRENGTH AND BEAUTY

“Pink and black are the perfect colors to symbolize strength and beauty,” said Cheryl Parente, a driver/paramedic who serves as the vice president for the Firefighters Community Benevolent.

“We not only want to raise money to help fight cancer but we want to remind those in the fight that they are bold and beautiful and we support them.”

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS

The firefighters have again chosen to donate this year’s proceeds to the Cancer Care Foundation of Brevard and the United Order True Sisters Chapter 66.

Over 8000 people gathered at Space Coast Stadium in support of breast cancer awareness (shutterstock image)

The firefighters have again chosen to donate this year’s proceeds to the Cancer Care Foundation of Brevard and the United Order True Sisters Chapter 66. Both organizations provide support to local cancer patients and their families along with free mammograms and other cancer screenings as a form of prevention. (shutterstock image)

Both organizations provide support to local cancer patients and their families along with free mammograms and other cancer screenings as a form of prevention.

The Cancer Care Foundation of Brevard assists the uninsured and underinsured patient with transportation, rent/utility and medication and other financial assistance.

The foundation also offers cancer survivors and caregivers several cancer support groups in addition to prevention, education and support of ongoing cancer research.

ONGOING CANCER RESEARCH

The United Order True Sisters Inc. Chapter 66 is the Space Coast’s chapter of the nation’s oldest women’s charitable organization.

“We not only want to raise money to help fight cancer but we want to remind those in the fight that they are bold and beautiful and we support them.” said Cheryl Parente, a driver/paramedic who serves as the vice president for the Firefighters Community Benevolent.

The group allocates funds toward home provisions and personal service for the medically and financially indigent cancer patient.

The T-shirts were designed and created by Red Letter Threads of Palm Bay. Shirt prices are as follows: Ladies V-Necks $15 in S-XXL; Regular Tees $10.00 in S-XL; Regular Tees XXL $12.00; Youth Size S-L $10.00; Long Sleeve Shirts $20.00 in S-XL.

Shirts may be purchased from the Palm Bay Firefighters by calling our local office 321-723-3036 or by stopping into Palm Bay Fire Station 1 located at 1201 Port Malabar Blvd.


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