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Firefighter pancake breakfast for breast cancer awareness
Mercer Island Firefighters Union Local 1762 is hosting a pancake breakfast at Station 91, 3030 78th Ave S.E., from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 1, with a suggested donation of $5.
The Mercer Island Firefighters Union is partnering up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation this year for breast cancer awareness. Their campaign is called “Passionately Pink for the Cure.” Firefighters unions all over the United States are participating.
“IAFF passed a resolution in 2010 to make this one of their causes in October since it’s breast cancer awareness month,” said Ray Austin, representing the Mercer Island IAFF. Island firefighters are wearing pink ribbon lapel pins behind the IAFF symbol.
The firefighters will be selling Mercer Island Firefighter T-shirts for $20, available in pink and white.
All proceeds from the event and T-shirt sales will benefit the Komen Foundation.
Community members can also donate directly through the department’s fundraising web page: www.info-komen.org/goto/Mercer or by cash or check by mailing donations to Mercer Island Firefighters, P.O. Box 1114, Mercer Island, Wash., 98040.