Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Titusville F.D. Raises Funds For Parrish Medical Center Cancer Care


TITUSVILLE, FLA, November 10, 2015—The Titusville Fire & Emergency Services Department presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with a check for $2,500 to benefit cancer care programs at Parrish Medical Center (PMC).

Members of Titusville Fire & Emergency Services Department traded their uniform shirts for pink themed T-shirts the entire month of October, as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.

“Thanks to the support from all of those who bought shirts, allowing us to give money to a local foundation that directly supports women dealing with breast cancer. Thanks to the outpouring of support, we sold more than 320 shirts. We look forward to giving even more next year,” said Gregory Sutton, City of Titusville battalion chief.

Several members from the Titusville Department presented the check to Shannon Luker, PMC breast health navigator and oncology program coordinator; Marsha Richardson, PMC clinical nurse consultant for medical/surgical oncology; Kimberly Severson, former PMC patient and breast cancer survivor; and Misty Wilson, director of Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

“We know that being diagnosed with cancer is a difficult time for patients and their families. A breast health navigator who works directly with patients to coordinate care, free supplies through our Cancer Care Boutique and mammograms for underinsured or noninsured patients are just a few examples of the services available as a resource to cancer patients through our cancer care program. We are very thankful for this generous and heartfelt donation,” said Richardson.