Pictured, front row from left to right, Dan Astleford, Liz Bagwell, Tom Jack, Robin Marsh, Deborah Deal, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Volunteer Window Tinting Greg Craven, HCEMS Brandy Rogers and Tracie Shannon; back row from left to right, ParkRidge Nurse Elizabeth Spivey, Megan Pope, Kelsey Morton, Megan Mitchell, Senator Bo Watson, Volunteer Window Tinting Tim Bankston, HCEMS Chris Blackwell, Chris Dill and David Burdett.
Pink t-shirts became the official uniform of the Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services during the month of October in recognition of and to promote breast cancer awareness month. This year was the fouth Breast Cancer Awareness event and broke last year’s record, raising $7,590. All proceeds benefited local breast cancer awareness programs through the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center here in Chattanooga.
The Hamilton County EMS staff supported the cause by purchasing and wearing the shirts during this event. The HCEMS committee members volunteered their time to design, print, sell and promote this event through local television appearances and community events in order to meet the goal.
"Special thanks to Volunteer Window Tinting for graciously providing pink ribbons at no cost to support the HCEMS Breast Cancer Awareness," officials said. "Volunteer Window Tinting also made a special monetary donation to Breast Cancer Awareness during this fundraiser. HCEMS is proud to have a locally owned business partner in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in Hamilton County."
The donation of $7,590 to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center will assist those with breast cancer and their families and help find a cure for this disease.
“I am very pleased with the efforts and involvement of the Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services and ParkRidge Hospital management and personnel, and impressed with the generous donation made by Volunteer Tinting to HCEMS for this critical cause,” said Committee Chairperson Bob Williams with HCEMS.
Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of ParkRidge Health System said, “It was another very well organized and successful event. The enthusiasm of HCEMS and their commitment to the campaign of promoting breast cancer awareness is just one example of the department’s commitment, dedication and service to our community.”
“It is our goal to provide quality emergency medical care for our community and to set the standard of care in our area, providing emergency medical care and service to those in need,” said Mr. Williams.