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IAFF #3279 Raises Funds For NM Cancer Center

on September 12, 2017 - 3:56pm

Los Alamos Fire Department members, from left, Chief Ramon Garcia, Firefighter Dwight Williams and Capt. Joseph Baca model t-shirts being sold by International Association of Firefighters Local #3279 to raise funds for the New Mexico Cancer Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Marisha Griego shows off the design on the back of T-shirts being sold by the IAFF Local 3279 in support of the New Mexico Cancer Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Daily Post

For the seventh consecutive year, the International Association of Firefighters Local #3279 in Los Alamos will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by raising funds for the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque. 

T-shirts designed by Local #3279 President Bert Quintana and Marisha Griego of the Los Alamos Fire Department administration staff are being sold and also will be worn by LAFD personnel throughout October. They may be purchased at the LAFD Administration Offices at 999 Central Ave., Suite 200. The shirts are $10.50 if paying with a card or $10 cash.

Union treasurer Kevin Kamplain said $1,200 was raised in Los Alamos last year and he hopes to increase that amount this year.

“The New Mexico Cancer Center provides monetary assistance to people for their non-medical needs while being treated for cancer. Last year, the Center helped 124 patients with everything from hotel rooms while traveling for treatment to meals for patients and gasoline so that they could make it to their appointments,” Kamplain said. “All profits from sales of the T-shirts will be sent to help with this important cause.”

For more information, call 505.662.8310. 

IAFF 3279 Breast Cancer Awareness shirts from the last six years. Courtesy photo