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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Stevens Point Fire Fighters Turn Out in Pink This October

In addition to fighting fires, Stevens Point Fire Fighters will wear pink throughout October to fight breast cancer & other cancers. They will sell pink shirts at Station One Sept. 24, - Oct. 31, with proceeds being donated to Saint Michael’s Foundation.

Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer – just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do. With one in eight women diagnosed each year, an estimated 304,010 new cases of breast cancer and 45,920 deaths will be reported in 2018. Among all women affected, 85 percent have no family history.

"Fire Fighters are motivated to get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease," says Jason Pettis, a fire fighter with the Stevens Point Fire Department and a director of Stevens Point Fire Fighters [Local 484] Charitable Foundation. "We are supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention by encouraging others to give so that no breast cancer patient goes without life-saving treatments or having hope for a cure. Everyone is at risk for breast cancer."

Your Stevens Point Fire Fighters encourage everyone in this community to participate in breast cancer awareness and prevention activities. They will be selling pink shirts at Station 1, located at 1701 Franklin Street, starting Monday, September 24 and continuing throughout the month of October. Proceeds will be donated to Saint Michael’s Foundation. Their partnership with Saint Michael’s Foundation Breast Care Center will benefit breast cancer patients in Portage County.

(Firefighters will wear red shirts on Fridays to show support of our military.)

For more information, contact the Stevens Point Fire Fighters (Local 484) Charitable Foundation at charities@stevenspointfirefighters.org. 

About Stevens Point Fire Fighters [Local 484] Charitable Foundation, Inc.: The Stevens Point Fire Fighters saw an increasing number of requests for donations received. In 2015, the Stevens Point Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, Inc, was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with current and retired members of the Stevens Point Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 484 Union. They are committed in being active and giving back to our community. They are very pleased with what they have accomplished so far, donating over $93,160 back to the community.
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