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Monroe Firefighters Raise $2500 for Breast Cancer Awareness
Thursday, December 01, 2011 2:27:26 PM - Monroe Ohio

From left to right: Dave Taulbee on the left, Kelly Shotwell, Tracy Clancey Komen of Greater Cincinnati, Shannon Murphy on the right

By John Beagle:

The Monroe Professional Firefighters Local 3824 raised $2500 in its third annual fundraiser in October for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati. It is reported that 755 of the funds will stay in this area to support Cincinnati, Dayton, Indiana and Northern Kentucky. The remaining 25 percent of the funds will go to the national budget to help find a cure for the disease.

The union sold pink breast cancer awareness T-shirts and obtained corporate donations from several businesses in the community. The department’s members are part of the International Association of Firefighters. 

In the past, the union sold items at the Treasure Aisles and Traders World flea markets and conducted a fill-the-boot campaign. The department is involved in several fundraiser activities, and actively participates in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.  

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