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Posted on: October 7, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City of Miami Employees Partner to Raise Funds for Local Breast Cancer Initiatives

The Fire Department will be selling pink T-shirts beginning Friday, October 2nd at the north fire station located at 103 Goodrich Blvd from 8:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. The cost of the T-shirts will be $10.00 (small-XL) and $12.00 (2X-3X). Please contact Amy Bass at (918) 541-2321 or abass@miamiokla.net for more information.

“Fire services and fire prevention is our forefront, but we have been fortunate enough to participate in breast cancer awareness for the last (6) years. We are a big part of this community, and promoting education about this illness is a great way to support our community. Being supportive is who we are and what we are about, and we are very blessed to be able to help with such a wonderful cause. They say tough guys wear pink so we are honored to do so. The best prevention is early detection. We are hoping for another successful year in raising awareness,” said Ronnie Cline, City of Miami Fire Chief.

The Human Resources Department will be selling chances on a Breast Cancer Quilt that will be raffled off November 2nd. The quilt was made by Gloria Spitler who is a 25 year cancer survivor. The tickets will be $1 per chance or $5 for 6 chances and they can be purchased at the Human Resources Department located in the Civic Center at 129 5th Ave NW or by contacting Kim Horn at (918) 541-2232 or khorn@miamiokla.net. Tickets may also be purchased at the North Fire Station, Convention and Visitors Bureau at 101 N Main, and Solid Waste Dept. at 1117 NW Veterans Blvd by contacting Jen Boyd at (918) 541-2285 or swadmin@miamiokla.net.

“Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. There are very few of us who haven’t had a mother, sister or friend battle this disease. The Miami Fire Department started a great tradition years ago of selling t-shirts during October to benefit breast cancer causes. Other departments within the City of Miami, including human resources and solid waste, are now banding together in other ways to support what the Miami Fire Department started. All funds will be used locally and donated to Integris to assist women in need who have breast cancer or need mammograms,” said Kim Horn, City of Miami Human Resources Director.

The Solid Waste Department will have a tree of ribbons and donations of .25 cents can be made in Honor of Danny Palmer, a former city employee who lost his battle with cancer, or someone you know who is affected by cancer.
Funds raised by the City of Miami will provide mammograms to low income women. Although funding will be limited, women who have a financial need, are age 40 or over and have no preexisting breast health issues are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact 918-540-7103.
Anyone wishing to learn more about these fundraising initiatives can contact the City of Miami at (918) 542-6685. More information is also available at www.miamiokla.net.

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