Firefighters will wear pink helmets in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
By Angela Rogalski
The Bolivar Bullet
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department is continuing their efforts to support the Breast Cancer Foundation in its goal to find a cure. Beginning October 1, the Pink Helmet campaign to raise awareness will begin. For a $100 donation people can sponsor any fireman of the donor’s choice or any fireman at all to wear a pink helmet the entire month of October.
Parker Noblin, a lieutenant with the Volunteer Fire Department, said all of the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Foundation in the effort to find a cure.
“To sponsor a firefighter for the pink helmet campaign, it’s a $100 donation, “ he said. “But, you can give any amount you can. We take donations at any time for this fundraiser and in any amount. If someone sponsors a firefighter, the firefighter of their choice or just any firefighter, it doesn’t matter if you specify a particular fireman or not, they will wear the pink helmet the entire month of October. And, that money goes straight to the Breast Cancer Foundation.”
Noblin said they understand not everyone can spend $100, so for a $20 donation, people will receive a T-shirt.
“The T-shirt has CVFD – Fired Up For a Cure on the front and the pink ribbon symbol with Belief, Strength, Hope and Courage written on the back. And for a $20 donation, people can get a T-shirt. Plus, whoever donates $100 for the Pink Helmet campaign will also receive a T-shirt. We try to come up with a new design every year. This is a fundraiser that the fire department has done for several years now and it always turns out really well due to the great support we get from the community. We always end up giving a nice sum of money to the Breast Cancer Foundation.”
This fundraiser is very important to many of the firefighters with the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department as they have had family members and friends who have gone through breast cancer.
“This is something we all get fired up about, because it’s personal and so important to everyone,” said Noblin. “For anyone who wants to order a T-shirt or make any donation at all, contact any firefighter with the department or me personally at 662-402-4737. Any donation is welcome and appreciated. Anything at all.”
For more information visit the CVFD website: www.clevelandfd.com or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/clevelandvolfire