On January 27, 2017, Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services members delivered a $6,000.00 cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).
“We are so proud of the results of our ‘Pink Epaulette’ campaign this year. During October our members wore pink epaulettes and made a cash donation to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are so pleased to have met our goal set last year for this program,” said Geoff MacBride, President of the Toronto Paramedic Association.
Deputy Chief Program Development and Service Quality, Toronto Paramedic Services, Mike Neill said, “Our employees are very generous. They see the need in the community every day and I am not surprised at this amazing contribution.”
“We are proud to partner with the Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services for a third year on this unique campaign,” said Carly Schur, Director, Corporate Programs, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “They are tasked with saving lives every day, and with this generous donation, they are further helping the community by donating to the breast cancer cause. This will allow CBCF to fund vital research, education, support and information programs that will make a meaningful difference for those living with breast cancer as well as their families.”
Toronto Paramedic Services and the Toronto Paramedic Association have collaborated for the past three years to fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness programs in Ontario. Their total funds raised over this period is $18,000.00. To raise the funds, employees donated cash or purchased a pink pin or pink epaulettes to wear throughout the month of October.