Center Point Fire District has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. For the month of October, fire personnel of Center Point Fire District will wear a specially designed pink fire department T-shirt while on duty.

Fire Chief Donnie West stated that the Center Point Fire District has always participated in fundraising for different charities, and this is just another way for us to show our support for breast cancer awareness. But the best part about this particular public awareness program is that everybody can play a huge part in the effort of breast cancer prevention and research.

For anyone who would like to participate and show their support, the Center Point Fire District is offering Pink Fire Department T-shirts available for a $15.00 donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. All donations raised will go directly to the BCRFA.

In December 1995, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center introduced two people who had a shared experience with breast cancer. Dolly O'Neal, an 18-month breast cancer survivor, was one of those people. The other was Bruce Sokol, whose wife D. D. was undergoing breast cancer treatment at the time. Both shared an energy and desire to do something to fight this disease.

Since 1996, the BCRFA has raised and invested nearly $3 million dollars of seed money to pave the way for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to receive sought-after and sustaining grant dollars. It is estimated that for every dollar donated by the BCRFA, $16.00 is received in grant money, which is a great return on investment. All funds donated by the BCRFA, stay right here in Alabama.

If you are interested in purchasing a Center Point Fire District “Breast Cancer Awareness” Pink T-Shirt, please call or come by the Fire District Business Office located at 2229 Center Point Parkway. Phone (205) 853-5098