Clothes donation goes to support breast cancer
May 26, 2011
Jancare Ambulance Service in Beckley, West Virginia, sold clothes, food and drinks in a fundraiser to donate money for breast cancer, according to a report from WVNSTV.
Jancare collected clothes from anyone who wished to attend and participate in the fundraiser.
“We’re always a big part of the Relay for Life, but we thought this was something different we could also do. I think that’s one illness that touches so many people and we just wanted to be part of that,” Stephanie Thompson, a Jancare EMT, told the news source.
The ambulance service provider also collects canned food items for the Salvation Army. Both are extremely good causes that are in need of support.
In the U.S., more than 200,000 women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer last year. The disease affects one out of eight women. Early detection through mammograms and self-breast exams are crucial for preventing the spread of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.