Cape May County Career Firefighters raise money for breast cancer awareness

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Members of the Cape May Fire Department, Cape Firefighters Local IAFF 3495, wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
  Members of the Cape May Fire Department, Cape Firefighters Local IAFF 3495, wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

WILDWOOD – A group of Cape May County firefighters are wearing pink T-shirts on duty to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

The Cape May County Career Firefighters launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer this month. The initiative’s member organizations include Ocean City FMBA Local 27, North Wildwood FMBA Local 56, Wildwood FMBA Local 50, and Cape May IAFF Local 3495.

Firefighters of these organizations provide professional fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to their local municipalities.

Municipal fire chiefs in Ocean City, North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Cape May have approved fire department employees to wear pink fire department themed T-shirts for the entire month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an attempt to raise funds and help spread the message and awareness initiative, these T-shirts will also be available for sale to the public.

All of the profit from T-shirt sales will be donated to Survivors of Cancer, Inc. Survivors of Cancer, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that aids and assists in the fight against the devastating disease of cancer. All money collected by Survivors of Cancer, Inc. is used to aid local cancer patients and survivors and support other organization dedicated to the same goals.

The American Cancer Society estimates that a total of 232,340 women will be diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer and about 39,620 women will die from breast cancer in the United States in 2013. Unfortunately, women in New Jersey experience breast cancer at a higher rate than many other states.

Too many firefighters in the Cape May County Career Firefighter’s member organizations have had friends and love ones affected by breast cancer. The group decided form a coalition to help fight for a cure. Their slogan is “Jersey Shore, Fightin’ For a Cure.”

T-shirts are available in sizes from Adult Small to 3XL for a $20 donation. Shirts are available at the following locations: OCFD Headquarters, 550 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City; NWFD Headquarters, 400A. New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood; WFD Headquarters, 4400 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood; CMFD Station 51, 712 Franklin Street in Cape May.

For more information, visit www.northwildwoodfire.org  or www.wildwoodfmba50.com .


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