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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Stevens Point Fire Fighters Turn Out in Pink This October

In addition to fighting fires, Stevens Point Fire Fighters are sporting pink in October, in efforts to fight breast & other cancers. With the exception of Fridays, they will be wearing Red to support those serving & deployed in the Military.

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 300,000 new cases of breast cancer and 46,000 deaths will be reported in 2019. 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 Tuesday, October 1st and throughout the month of October. Proceeds this year will help cover medical expenses for one of their colleagues who is battling breast cancer.  

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. We are committed in being active and giving back to our community. We are very pleased with what we have accomplished so far, donating over $121,752.54 back to the community.   

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