Gables firefighters continue breast cancer awareness
Coral Gables Fire Benevolent Association (CGFBA) members supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by wearing commemorative “Supporting Cancer Victims” T-shirts as part of their daily uniforms.
Although October officially is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CGFBA members are continuing efforts indefinitely through the sale of the commemorative pink T-shirts to raise money for research and awarness.
“Cancer and more specifically breast cancer has affected millions of Americans across the United States,” said Fire Chief Walt Reed. “Unfortunately, many of us know of, or have a friend or family member, that has been affected, and Coral Gables Fire Rescue is no exception.
“This department has its own stories and we remember the loved ones who lost their fight and stand by those individuals and families that are currently fighting the battle.”
Supporting Cancer Victims T-shirts are being sold for $10 to staff at nearby hospitals and the general public; $5 from every shirt sale will go directly toward breast cancer research and awareness programs. The commemorative shirts are available at Station Number 1, 2801 Salzedo St.
“The fire service is known as a family with a very strong brotherhood. Not only do we stand by the community we serve but we also stand by our brothers and sisters that have been directly affected by breast cancer,” said Jim Gossett, CGFBA president.
For details call 305-441-5751.