Fullerton Fire Raising Cancer Awareness

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Date: October 6, 2015
Contact: Chi-Chung Keung, APR, Public Information Coordinator
(714) 738-6317

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A photo from last year's Pinktober event.

15-year old, Brynn Coatney, daughter of Fullerton Fire Captain, Brandon Coatney (left). Brynn was diagnosed with a soft tissue cancer in February of 2014

Fullerton, Ca – Fullerton Firefighters will once again take the lead in raising cancer awareness during the month of October for the fourth consecutive year by celebrating “Pink-tober”. Since its inception, Fullerton Firefighters have raised over $54,000 to aid in cancer research.

With a theme of “Ignite the Fight Against Cancer,” Fullerton Firefighters hope to make a difference for 15-year old, Brynn Coatney, daughter of Fullerton Fire Captain, Brandon Coatney. Brynn was diagnosed with angiomatoid hystiocytoma, a soft tissue cancer in February of 2014. After two surgeries to remove the cancerous tumor and obtaining a clean bill of health, she was diagnosed with adenoma in her transverse colon in May of 2015, a battle she is still battling today.

All funds raised throughout “Pink-tober 2015” will be donated to Rady’s Children’s Hospital of San Diego where Brynn is receiving her treatment.

Funds will come from donations as well as sales from men’s and women’s t-shirts, hats and other merchandises found at www.fullertonfirefighters.org and at www.ffdpinkproject.org.

The Tribute Fire Engine, covered in pink, will be also parked every Thursday evening at the Fullerton Farmers Market where the t-shirts, ball caps, and window decals will be sold. The Pink Fire Engine will serve as a rolling tribute to anyone who is, has, and in remembrance of those who battled cancer. Those who have been affected by cancer will be allowed to sign the Pink Fire Engine to show their support.

For more information on Fullerton’s Firefighters cancer awareness campaign, please contact Fire Engineer John Miller at (714) 738-6518 or go to www.ffdpinkproject.org.