Firefighters kick off fundraiser to support breast cancer awaren

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Firefighters kick off fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness

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YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – October is national breast cancer awareness month, which is a campaign to raise awareness to the often deadly disease.

While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to detect it in its early stages.

13 On Your Side was on scene as local firefighters helped raise money to eradicate cancer.

Yesterday, a fundraiser kicked off at Brewer's Restaurant and Sports Bar in Yuma to raise money.

From there, 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to help those affected by breast cancer.

Yuma firefighters like Juan Ortiz were wearing pink to battle a different blaze—the fight against breast cancer.

It was all to help the Bridget's Gift Foundation—a local nonprofit that honors Yuma native Bridget Martinez.

She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2008 and died from the disease in 2011.

Bridget's doctor, Connie Uribe, says its important for women to be educated about early detection.

The Bridget's Gift Foundation's mission is to make sure women are educated about the often deadly disease.

They also provide financial help to cancer patients.

Those who attended the event were also able to purchase t-shirts, hats and pink ribbons.

The event went on all day, until 11:00 pm.

If you weren't able to make it, you can still help support the cause by attending the Western Dance and BBQ at Cocopah Casino this Saturday that headlines Easton Corbin.

 

 

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