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Breast cancer awareness events
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Posted: 2013 Oct 25 - 06:10

Bowl for breast cancer awareness

Dave Seward's 19th annual bowling and spaghetti dinner to benefit breast cancer research will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Ormond Beach.

Entry fee is $20 and includes three games and spaghetti dinner.

Carry-outs are $10.

For more information, call (386) 672-2014.

Embry-Riddle Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A variety of events and fundraisers will be taking place campus-wide during October to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

oOct. 26: The Women's Ambassador Program will be leading a team of faculty, staff and students at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.

For more information on the Women's Ambassador Program, contact Shaesta Waiz, Women's Ambassador Coordinator, at (386) 226-6122.

Making strides

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Daytona Beach is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 105 E. Orange Ave.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. Opening ceremonies commence at 8 a.m. A survivor celebration will begin at 10 a.m.

To register visit http://makingstrideswalk.org/volusiaflagler or call (386) 274-3274, Ext. 5855.

Breast cancer support group to meet

Florida Hospital DeLand will host a breast cancer support group at 5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28, at the Florida Hospital Deland Cancer Institute, 680

Peachwood Drive.

This group provides opportunities for emotional support as well as education about breast cancer related topics.

For more information, call (386) 943-7160.

NSB fire fighters wearing pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has New Smyrna Beach firefighters seeing pink again this year. Crews have been wearing pink uniform T-shirts and driving a pink fire engine when responding to emergency calls and working special events.

A pink fire engine has been rotating from station to station around the city to ensure residents in each quadrant get the opportunity to see it. This year, the pink vinyl may be signed by visitors to build a buzz and increase awareness.

The crews also are selling the T-shirts they're wearing to raise money for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual walk on Oct. 26 in Daytona Beach, which is an annual fund raiser hosted by the American Cancer Society.

T-shirts are $15-$20 and may be purchased either at the Pink engine or at New Smyrna Beach Fire Station 51, 151 Williamson Blvd., behind Walmart. Short. 

Wrapping the red fire engine in pink vinyl normally would cost several thousand dollars, but thanks to donations and help from Hawkeye Brothers Sign & Graphics, the cost was reduced from $4,000 to $1,400, which was split between the City and the New Smyrna Beach Professional Firefighters organization.  

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