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Village of Lombard Firefighters recently presented a $2,350 check to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s Bhorade Cancer Center, to help assist people undergoing cancer treatment.
The proceeds were raised through the Pink Shirt Campaign run by the Lombard Fire Department which allowed firefighters to voluntarily purchase and wear the shirts throughout the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts were also available for public purchase and a group photo was taken of residents and firefighters wearing their pink shirts at Lombard Fire Department’s Open House on October 11. The Lombard Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 3009 provided additional donations, which were included in the final total.
“This event keeps growing and we can’t be more proud. We love this town and we love being able to positively impact people that live here who are going through a tough time,” said Firefighter Bob Hopper, who organizes the annual event. “Good Sam’s is a great partner and we’re honored to be able to make a positive impact to our residents in a time of need. That’s why we’re firefighters and that’s why we do this. To help people.”
Good Samaritan Hospital provides services to Lombard residents and works closely with the Lombard Fire Department. The Bhorade Cancer Center offers a comprehensive and integrated cancer program, which includes state of the art medical treatment as well as wig services.
Residents wishing to participate in next year’s pink shirt event should email LFDPink@gmail.com to be notified when shirts become available for purchase in 2018. For more information please contact Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell at (630)620-5761.