The Cinnaminson Fire Department presented two deserving foundations with identical $4,300 checks on Tuesday night at Station 201 on Cinnaminson Avenue. The money was raised during the month of October by the department as part of its annual breast cancer fundraiser.
This was the first year that the money was donated to two foundations. The $8,600 raised was the highest total raised by the department in any given year of holding the fundraiser.
A large portion of the money was raised during a dine and donate hosted by SweetWater Bar and Grille in Cinnaminson.
The money was donated to the Virtua’s Tyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Care Comfort Fund and the Rebecca A. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was recently started in memory of a Virtua Paramedic who lost her courageous battle with breast cancer last year at the young age of 28. This will offer scholarships to local paramedic students that we will be working with on emergency scenes in the future.
In attendance Tuesday night were members of the Cinnaminson Fire Department, including business administrator Jean Dietrick, who is a breast cancer survivor and the reason the department began raising money for Virtua years ago.
Also in attendance were representatives from Virtua and the family of Rebecca Scott, including her father, sister and fiance.
Both foundations expressed heartfelt thanks to the members of the department for their fundraising efforts and also explained to everyone in attendance what each foundation does.
The Virtua Foundation will use the money to purchase various items for patients battling breast cancer who might not be able to afford the items otherwise. These items include wigs, shower chairs and more.
The Rebecca Scott Memorial Fund will use the money to fund scholarships for those who want to become paramedics.
The Cinnaminson Fire Department, Virtua Fund and Rebecca Scott Memorial Fund want to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to every member of the community. Your time, donations and support during the month of October are truly appreciated.