File Name: DISCUSSION ITEM - PINK HEALS TOUR VISIT
Agenda Date: 9/10/2010
Agenda Item Number: 1E4
MR. KEITH TYSON, REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE FIREFIGHTER CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK: PINK HEALS TOUR VISIT TO SOUTH FLORIDA/METRO- DADE FIRE FIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 1403 (SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 11A35)
Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Regional Director Keith Tyson, Firefighter Cancer Support Network appeared before the members of the Board, representing firefighters throughout the country who were cancer survivors and had mentored other firefighters who experienced the battle of cancer. He provided an overview of the program and its purpose of cancer awareness and support. He noted the collaborative efforts of Miami-Dade Rescue’s 2,500 members, including the Fire Departments in Hialeah, Miami, and Coral Gables. Mr. Tyson also noted the firefighters had several fundraising awareness events scheduled and invited the Board of County Commissioners to attend the first event to be held at the Fountain Bleu Hotel on September 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. He also noted that all woman cancer survivors would be invited to sign the pink wrapped fire truck with inspirational messages. Following Mr. Tyson’s review of scheduled events, he thanked the members of the County Commission.
Commissioner Heyman requested that her staff be provided with the list of scheduled events to be placed on the County Website to raise funds. She thanked Chief Lorenzo and staff for their collaborative efforts and support.
Commissioner Diaz requested a moment of silence in honor of Mr. Paulo Hernandez, son of Sergeant-in-Arms who needed heart surgery.
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