Titusville Fire Department Raises Funds and Awareness for Parrish Medical Center's Cancer Care Program

Titusville’s Fire and Emergency Services Department presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with $1,300 in support of cancer care programs at Parrish Medical Center (PMC).

During the month of October, as part of nationwide and local efforts to raise breast cancer awareness, Titusville’s Fire and Emergency Services Department showed their support by going pink for the cause. Department members sold and wore pink-themed T-shirts in October in place of their uniform shirts in observance of breast cancer awareness month.

“For the fourth year, Titusville Fire is honored to be able to give back to the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and support PMC’s cancer care programs. We look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come,” said Gregory Sutton, battalion chief. “Without the support of our local printer, Printboy, the community, and all those that purchased our breast cancer T-shirts, this would not be possible. Many of our members have family who have been affected by this terrible disease. Our job is more than running emergency calls, and it’s a great feeling knowing the sale of that shirt, in some small way, helped someone dealing with breast cancer.”

Sutton, and members from the department presented the check to Shannon Luker, PMC breast health navigator and oncology program coordinator; Marsha Richardson, PMC director of oncology services; and Misty Wilson, director, JPMF.

“We are grateful for the generous support and selfless commitment of our community partner, Titusville Fire and Emergency Services, for their ongoing commitment to those we serve in North Brevard and in helping to advance PMC’s vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities®,” said Wilson.

“A cancer diagnosis is a difficult time for patients and their families. A breast health navigator who works directly with patients to coordinate care, free supplies through our Cancer Care Boutique, and mammograms for underinsured or noninsured patients are just a few examples of the services available to cancer patients through our cancer care program,” said Luker. “TFD’s generous donation will help provide continued support for our patients and their families throughout their cancer journey. We are very thankful for this generous and heartfelt donation.”

For more information, please contact JPMF at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.

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