Titusville Fire Department Raises Awareness Support of Parrish Medical Center’s Cancer Care Program
By Space Coast Daily // January 8, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Fire Department presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation with $1,500 in support of cancer care programs at Parrish Medical Center.
During the month of October, as part of nationwide and local efforts to raise breast cancer awareness, the Titusville Fire Department showed their support by going pink for the cause with their 2020 Pink Out campaign.
Department members sold and wore pink-themed T-shirts in October in place of their uniform shirts in observance of breast cancer awareness month.
For the sixth year, Titusville Fire has generously given back to JPMF and supported PMC’s cancer care program. “To say it has been a challenging year would be an understatement,” said Gregory Sutton, battalion chief.
“We would like to recognize our amazing community that supported the Pink Out campaign and always steps up in difficult times to champion a worthy cause. We enjoy supporting efforts here at home to give needed care and assistance to those served by the Cancer Care program at Parrish Medical Center. Titusville Fire Department, JPMF and PMC have a long-standing relationship that benefits everyone in our community. We truly are community partners committed to service excellence and helping those in need. We look forward to a new year and giving back once again.”
Sutton and members from the Department presented the check to Shannon Luker, PMC breast health navigator, and oncology program coordinator; Alex Gutierrez, PMC oncology/infusion program manager acute care services; Christie Rimsky, JPMF philanthropy officer; Natalie Sellers, JPMF executive director; and Rachel Terry, JPMF board chair.
“Those in our community who selflessly supported the TFD Pink Out campaign fundraiser have our sincere gratitude. Their gifts will provide access to free mammograms and other cancer care services to those most in need; those that may not have insurance or such high deductibles that result in a postponed or completely neglected mammogram. I am so proud to be part of a community that provides essential and critical cancer care programs that save lives,” stated Luker.
“We are grateful to TFD for their continued support in the fight against breast cancer. They are a shining example of how our community is stronger when working together. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families throughout their cancer journey.”
Rachel Terry, JPMF board chair, said the generous support provided by Titusville Fire will provide the availability of additional resources and opportunities to those we serve in North Brevard that may not otherwise have access to these vital services and care.
“We are grateful to our community partner, Titusville Fire Department, for their ongoing commitment to PMC’s cancer care program and helping to advance PMC’s vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities,” said Terry.
For more information, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com