As firefighters, giving back to the community is not just our passion, it’s our profession. And that’s why we are so thrilled to announce that with the help of the Greenville Firefighters Association, we were able to raise over $1,600 for Susan G. Komen South Carolina as we do our part in the pursuit to find a cure for breast cancer. We all have or know loved ones who have battled with cancer, and that’s why our funds were donated to Susan G. Komen - a leader in breast cancer care and research.
Susan G. Komen has been a leader in cancer treatment since 1982. Since then, they have funded nearly $1 billion in cancer research, and over $2 billion in screening and treatment. They are active in over 60 countries worldwide and have touched the lives of millions of families. The South Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has invested more than $11 million in local breast health and breast cancer programs in their 45 county service area.
It was an honor to be a part of this fundraiser and we couldn't have done it without the outstanding help of our brothers and sisters at the Greenville Firefighters Association. We raised money through the proceeds of our Limited Edition Fighting for the Cure Collection of hose hats and t-shirts. Every dollar received from our collection went directly to Susan G. Komen to continue the fight against breast cancer.
Our team, along with other local firefighters, had the opportunity to present our donation in the beautiful Cancer Survivors Park in Downtown Greenville earlier this month. The park is located right off of Cleveland Street and stands as a symbol of our community's resistance against cancer. October also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We couldn’t think of a more memorable time and location to present this donation to Komen South Carolina.
“We’re so thankful to the Greenville Firefighters Association and West Broad Apparel for their support of Komen’s mission. COVID-19 has hit us hard and this will help ease the burden on breast cancer patients right here at home. It’s the commitment of those in our local communities that ensures everyone has access to the care they need."
- Lucy Spears, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen South Carolina
We stand behind Susan G. Komen, and we urge all to do the same! For more information on their organization and how you can make in impact, please visit their website. Their work is not done, and they will never give up!