On Feb. 21, 2019, the Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association received a $1,982.57 donation from Century Ambulance Service and the Columbia County Fire Rescue Department. The funds were made possible through the generosity of the emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters and others in the community who purchased special edition t-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. Those who purchased the t-shirts could wear them on the job in lieu of their regular uniforms during October when breast cancer awareness month is observed nationwide.
“The first step to helping women who have breast cancer in our community is awareness, and we thank Century Ambulance and Columbia County Fire Rescue for their support,” said Donnie Feagle, founder of the Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association. “This donation will provide relief to women and families who face financial burdens while being treated for breast cancer.”
As Columbia County’s 911 ambulance responder, Century Ambulance works closely with Columbia County Fire Rescue to respond to emergencies throughout the county. “By combining forces, we were able to do so much more,” said Steve Stith, senior operation manager at Century Ambulance Service. “We’re proud of what our teams were able to accomplish during the fundraiser to benefit our neighbors in need.”
The t-shirts featured pink ribbons and graphics with six styles: two unique to Century Ambulance, two unique to Columbia County Fire Rescue, and two recognizing the partnership between Century Ambulance and Columbia County Fire Rescue.