|City of Fullerton|
Public Information Office
303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #19913|
|Subject :||Fullerton Firefighters Raising Cancer Awareness with “Together We Can Axe Out Cancer” in October|
|Contact :||Fire Station 5 (714) 738-6518|
Fullerton City Manager’s Office (714) 738-6317
|Fullerton, CA – For the entire month of October, firefighters across the City of Fullerton are wearing pink shirts to raise awareness for Cancer Research and Treatment in an effort to show support for finding a cure for this terrible disease. |
"Cancer Research and Treatment is not only a timely and worthy cause but it is particularly near and dear to us in Fullerton. This year all of the proceeds from the sale of the pink t-shirts will go in honor of 17 year old, Caitlin Lyle, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, just two weeks after graduating from Troy High School this year" said John Miller, Fire Engineer at Station 5 in Fullerton.
Fullerton Firefighters reached out to Caitlin and her family to help her defeat her acute myeloid leukemia. All money raised throughout October will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in her name. The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Caitlin’s story is available online at www.fullertonfirefighters.org.
In addition to raising awareness through the sale of the “Together We Can Axe Out Cancer” t-shirts, firefighters are working with a number of Downtown Fullerton restaurants to host “The Downtown Pink Out” on Sunday, October 13 from 10 am to 9 pm. Over 20 restaurants have already signed up to participate with employees donning the pink shirts and selling them with the help of the Fullerton firefighters.
These pink “Together We Can Axe Out Cancer” t-shirts are currently available for $15 at Fire Station 5 at 2555 Yorba Linda Blvd., between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Fullerton Thursday Night Farmers Market as well as online at www.fullertonfirefighters.org.
Orders for the $15 shirts will be taken throughout the month of October. Shirts larger than XL are $18. Shirts are available in women's v-neck, men's and youth sizes.
Added Miller, “The Fire Department prides itself on camaraderie and family and in life we are all brothers and sisters. If our efforts can help save the life of one cancer patient then we have all made a difference.”
For more information on Fullerton’s Firefighters cancer awareness campaign, please contact Fire Engineer John Miller at (714) 738-6518 or the City of Fullerton at (714) 738-6317.