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T-shirts help create Breast Cancer Awareness

Morgan Madruga

Post Date:08/29/2018

EDITOR'S: Here's a news release from Morgan Madruga of the Merced Fire Department.


Contact: Morgan Madruga

Phone: (209) 386-2731

City Firefighters support Breast Cancer Awareness

Merced Ca. August 29 2018: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Merced City Firefighters will wear T-shirts with pink writing and pink ribbons showing support for those battling breast cancer during October.

'This year our T-shirt design reminds those close to us who are fighting breast cancer, they are not fighting alone,' said Capt. Morgan Madruga, who is heading up the campaign.

A commemorative T-shirt is available through the Merced City Firefighters Local 1479 at a cost of $20. All proceeds from the fundraiser stay here in the community with every dollar donated to the Dignity Health UC Davis Cancer Center.  The money raised helps purchase treatment chairs, real hair wigs for patients who lose their hair during treatment, as well as a ride-sharing program for patients too sick to drive.

'Our goal is to get individuals from our community involved and create relationships with businesses in our community willing to involve their employees,' Madruga said.

Information on the T-shirts and ordering can be placed at the Merced Firefighters Facebook. Orders received by Sept. 10 will be delivered by Oct. 1.

If you have been impacted by cancer and want to be a part of the movement to help, please email Madruga at or call 209-385-6244 with questions.

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