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Local Fire Departments Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research Across the State
Birmingham, AL (September 20, 2017)—The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) and fire departments across the state are teaming up for the 7th annual “Pink Ribbon Project“ t-shirt campaign which raises money for breast cancer research in the state of Alabama.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month in October, fire departments throughout the state will be selling limited-edition pink t-shirts to the general public for $15 and $20. Proceeds will help the BCRFA provide critical seed dollars necessary to secure sustaining, national grants for breast cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We are so thankful for the men and women from our Alabama Fire Departments who have taken the time from their busy schedules to help raise funds to support research and save lives,” said Carol Myers, Board of Directors President of the BCRFA. “This campaign is also an easy way for city residents to make a big impact throughout the state.”
The idea for the “Pink Ribbon Project” began in 2010 when a few creative fire departments wanted to organize a city-wide fundraising effort to support breast cancer research. They shared BCRFA’s passion for ensuring that all proceeds stay in Alabama to help attract the best and brightest researchers. The program officially took off in 2011 with the sale of the first “pink” fire department t-shirts. Since then, the shirts have varied in color, but the goal remains the same: to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama/Fire Department t-shirts are available at these participating fire stations: Black Pond Fire & Rescue, Brookwood Fire Department, Center Point Fire District, Clanton Fire Department, Coaling Fire District, Double Springs Fire & Rescue, Eastern Valley Fire Rescue, Helicon Fire & Rescue, Hoover Fire Department, Jemison Fire Department, Leesburg Fire Department, Ohatchee Volunteer Fire Department, Oneonta Fire & Rescue, Pelham Fire Department, Pine Level Volunteer Fire Department, Poarch Creek Fire Rescue.
Community members and businesses are encouraged to support and visit the participating fire stations, purchase a “Pink Ribbon Project” t-shirt and take a picture with the local heroes.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through support of collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has raised over $6.75 million to fund research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and with their collaborative partners. All funds raised stay here in the state of Alabama, but the research will have a global, life-saving impact. BCRFA.org