Firefighter’s Pink T-Shirt Sales Benefit Cancer Patients

By  //  October 4, 2012

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Starts Oct. 1

The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent group will conduct its 2nd annual pink shirt campaign in support of breast cancer awareness month starting Oct. 1. (Image courtesy city of Palm Bay)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent has announced its 2nd annual pink shirt campaign in support of breast cancer awareness month for October.

The campaign seeks to raise money through the sale of pink T-shirts sporting the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent logo on the front and the firefighter symbol on the back circled by the names of two local organizations benefiting from the funds raised.

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The Cancer Care Foundation of Brevard and the United Order True Sisters Chapter 66 will split the profits from the sale of the shirts and sweatshirts.

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

“All the money raised from this year’s campaign stays local,” said Palm Bay Councilmember Michele Paccione, who is serving as the spokesperson for the fundraising campaign. “It’s all about early detection and saving lives and partnering with these organizations helps us do that.”

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.

The United Order True Sisters Inc. Chapter 66 is the Space Coast’s chapter of the nation’s oldest women’s charitable organization. The group allocates funds toward home provisions and personal service for the medically and financially indigent cancer patient.

The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization designed to provide community support through charitable events and contributions. The organization can be found on Facebook under Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent.

The pink T-shirts are currently available through the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent for $10 each (Size 2XL is $15 each). The shirts are available in various styles and sizes. Sweatshirts can also be purchased for $20.

Through Oct. 31 the shirts can be purchased at Palm Bay Fire-Rescue Station 1 at 120 Port Malabar Blvd. and at Station 3 at 790 Jupiter Blvd. N.E.  Art Lab, a local printing company based in Palm Bay, is donating $1 for each shirt ordered.