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Lehigh Fire holds breast cancer awareness fundraiser

October 9, 2019
By MELISSA BILL (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District firefighters held a breast cancer awareness T-shirt fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at First Community Congregational Church located at 200 Leeland Heights Blvd., E, Lehigh Acres.

The fire district holds the fundraiser each year to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which runs through the month of October.

Throughout the morning residents and other first responders came to show support for the cause by purchasing a custom T-shirt designed by Sarah Goldstein, a firefighter/paramedic at the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District.

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Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District firefighters held a breast cancer awareness T-shirt fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 5, at First Community Congregational Church located at 200 Leeland Heights Blvd. E, Lehigh Acres.

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According to Goldstein, the morning started off strong and they are getting closer to this year's goal of $5,000.

"We are so happy about the turnout. We have about 15 shirts left, small and medium only. I could not have done this alone, without the help of my community and fellow brothers and sisters at Lehigh Acres Fire Department," said Goldstein.

The First Community Congregational Church also auctioned off one of the shirts for $25. All the proceeds made here today will go directly to Pink Heals.

"They are an amazing organization made up of volunteers. Every cent they receive goes towards treatments, maintenance of vehicles and gas for travel to visit those undergoing treatments. Pink Heals is dedicated to supporting people who are diagnosed with all forms of cancer," Goldstein explained.

Fire crew members also gave out bracelets, fire hats and stickers for the kids, and had a fire engine and an ambulance onsite. Donations were accepted and shirts were available for purchase for $20 each.

Goldstein also thanked church member Don Gardner for volunteering and helping to secure the venue for the day. Gardner is in charge of the bread pantry each Saturday and helps out during the weekly pantries as well.

"He is an amazing person. He comes to all of our stations and donates food to us. He came out to volunteer with us today and last weekend," Goldstein said.

According to Goldstein, cancer awareness is a cause she feels passionate about, because it has touched her family and fellow fire crew members.

"I started doing this as a way to give back. Each year I try to come up with a unique and new design. Once it's approved by Chief DiLallo, we sell the shirts to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The shirts are sold to our co-workers and staff and the general public. All the proceeds go to Pink Heals," Goldstein said.

Unfortunately, cancer is something that can affect everyone at some one point in our lives said Goldstein.

"One of our brothers within the district is currently fighting cancer and just walked into his last chemo treatment," Goldstein said.

For more information on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, or to find out how to donate to the breast cancer awareness fund, visit www.facebook.com/OfficialLehighAcresFireRescue/

For more information about Pink Heals, visit pinkfiretrucks.org.

 
 

 

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