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Toronto Fire Fighters Raise More Than $15,000 for Breast Cancer Centre

November 9, 2012 – For the second year, Toronto, ON Local 3888 fire fighters participated in a breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign during the month of October in support of women fighting cancer. The campaign benefits the new Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre housed at Sunnybrook Hospital, the largest hospital in Canada. It plans to open the Centre in April 2013.

Local 3888 fire fighters sold 1,800 pink T-shirts, raising more than $15,000 for the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre. “That’s $2,000 more than last year,” says Local 3888 Secretary-Treasurer Frank Ramagnano. “We were really pleased with the campaign’s continued success.”

Local 3888 fire fighters wore the T-shirts on duty on Wednesdays per an agreement with fire department management. “This enabled all shifts to wear the shirt on duty,” says Ramagnano. “We made it more interesting for the membership by awarding a prize each week to the best picture of members wearing the shirt.”

The prize was a copy of the movie, Burn, the new documentary about the plight of Detroit fire fighters and their efforts to keep the City’s high arson rate under control.