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Fire department raises $2000 for breast cancer

By Julia Werth
On February 11, 2014

The UConn Fire Department presented a representative from the Susan G. Komen foundation for the Cure with a $2000 donation, on Monday.

The UConn Fire Department, along with their counterparts in IAFF Local S-15, raised the money by selling T-shirts throughout the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Betsy Holmes from the UConn Fire Department started the tradition at the UConn fire department in October 2012. Holmes said, "firefighters raise money for breast cancer all over the state, during October it is on everyone's mind." 

According to Chris Trovarelli, a UConn fire fighter, "we sell the shirts for about $20 to all the firefighters and our friends and family." To promote the cause, all employees of the fire department wear the T-shirts they sell during the entire month of October. 


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