On Thursday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m., at the Fire Administration Building, 800 Madison Street, the Lynchburg Fire Department (LFD) will present checks to the Centra Foundation, the Virginia Firefighter Cancer Support Network and the Lynchburg Fire Department Museum. The checks represent proceeds collected from the LFD’s 2019 Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Campaign. The public is cordially invited to attend.
The donation to the Centra Foundation will benefit their Mammograms Annually A Must (MAAM) Program and the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center Patient Support Fund. MAAM is a volunteer group that helps fund and organize free mammography screening and diagnostic treatment in the community. The Patient Support Program was designed to provide financial assistance and ensure patients have access to support services and therapies.
Cancer is the number one cause of firefighter illness outside of cardiovascular disease. The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is to help fire/EMS members and their families cope with cancer and to provide occupational-cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.
The Lynchburg Fire Department Museum is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Lynchburg Fire Department. All contributions stay within Lynchburg and the surrounding community.
For more information, contact Greg Wormser, Lynchburg Fire Department, at (434) 455-6340.