CLAYTON — The Clayton Fire Department presented a check Tuesday totaling $10,000 to Heather Salazar of the Pink Ribbon Girls to help support the fight against breast cancer.
The Pink Ribbon Girls support women and their families during their time of need by providing transportation to doctor visits, cooking meals, cleaning houses, emotional support as well as other needed services.
“The Clayton Fire Department again supported the Pink Ribbon Girls campaign in 2015,” said Brian Garver, fire chief. “This year we were able to raise $10,000 for the fight against breast cancer with the help of area organizations such as Englewood Fire Department, Uptown Hair Salon, Randolph Plaza businesses, Buffalo Wild Wings and others. The Pink Ribbon Girls’ message is, ‘No one travels this road alone.’ They want to help as does the Clayton Fire Department.”
Clayton Council Member Tina Kelly, a stylist at uptown Hair Studio, hosted ‘Cut for a Cure’ to raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Girls during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Englewood and Clayton fire departments participated in the fund raising event.
“We raised over $1,300 in donations and sales for the Pink Ribbon Girls,” Kelly said. “We raised money not only for the month of October, but also because this is an ongoing cause that should be continuously supported. I would personally like to thank Battalion Chief Scott Wagner, Chief Brian Garver, City Manager Rick Rose, Captain Mike Seagraves, the city of Clayton, the city of Englewood, as well as the vendors Pet Valu, Marion’s Pizza, JD Custards, Stonehouse Sweets, and Homemade Candies by Rhonda. I would also like to thank Beth Cooper, the chairperson for parks and recreation, for making the raffle basket and Earl Harlamert for his sales abilities and support.”
Salazar was grateful for the donation from the Clayton Fire Department.
“We thank the Clayton Fire Department so much for the $10,000 donation to Pink Ribbon Girls and for the community supporting us,” Salazar said. “It will provide 1,250 meals to women and their families affected by breast and women’s reproductive cancers.”
If you want additional information about the Pink Ribbon Girls, please visit their website at pinkribbongirls.org or contact the Clayton Fire Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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