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Alabama Firefighters United to Support Local Breast Cancer Research
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and Alabama fire departments partner again for the “Pink Ribbon Project“ t-shirt campaign to raise money for local, live-saving breast cancer research.
During the month of October, many local fire departments across the state of Alabama will be selling specially designed pink t-shirts for $15 and $20. Proceeds from each shirt will help the BCRFA provide seed dollars required to secure sustaining, national grants for breast cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Kate Kiefer, Board of Directors President of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, said “We salute the men and women from our Alabama Fire Departments for their every day sacrifices to protect our communities and for demonstrating that same passion used to raise dollars to fund research and save lives.”
The “Pink Ribbon Project” began in 2010 when the idea was sparked by the grass-roots fundraising efforts of several creative fire departments.The firefighters shared BCRFA’s passion for keeping the money raised in Alabama, to help attract the best and brightest researchers. The program was created in 2011 with the sale of the “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 thirty-three participating fire stations: Abbeville Fire & Rescue, Adamsville Fire & Rescue, Addison Rescue, Argo Fire Department, Arley Fire Department, Ashridge Fire & Rescue, Birmingham Fire & Rescue, Black Pond Fire & Rescue, Brookwood Fire, Center Point Fire District, Central Fire & Rescue, Double Springs Fire & Rescue, East Chilton Fire & Rescue, Fairfield Fire & Rescue, Forestdale Fire District, Helena Fire Department, Helicon Fire & Rescue, Hoover Fire Department, Jasper Fire & Rescue, Jemison Fire Department, Lakeview Fire Department, Leeds Fire & Rescue, Mt. Olive Fire District, Muscle Shoals Fire & Rescue, Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, Oneonta Fire Department, Pelham Fire Department, Pleasant Grove Fire Department, Satsuma Fire & Rescue, Screamer Fire Department, Springville Fire & Rescue, Vestavia Hills Fire Department, and City of Westover Fire & Rescue.
We invite local community members and businesses to support and visit the participating fire stations, purchase their “Pink Ribbon Project” shirts and take a picture with the local heroes, firefighters and fire trucks.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama:
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama was formed in 1996 with the goal of raising awareness of and funding for breast cancer research in the State of Alabama. With support from corporations and individuals, the Foundation has raised over $5 million in funding for breast cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. For additional information, or to get involved with the BCRFA, please contact our office at (205) 996-5463 or visit www.bcrfa.org.