Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighting, Leadership

Retired firefighters donate to cancer research

Issue 12 and Volume 166.

The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund (RPFFCF) recently made two donations to established promising cancer research programs. According to William H. Newland, RPFFCF president, the organization donates to areas of research dedicated to the types of cancer that have higher incidences for firefighters than the general population. The Bladder Cancer Research Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, received a $10,000 donation, which was presented at the Boston (MA) Fire Department’s Division 1 headquarters (photo 1). A $10,000 check was awarded also to the Brain Cancer Research Program at Johns Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland (photo 2). (1) (Center): William H. Newland and Tricia Newland, RPFFCF secretary of the Fire Fighters Cancer Fund; (far left) Kathleen Sullivan, assistant director of development at Dana-Farber; and on-duty personnel of Boston Fire Department’s Rescue 1, Engine 10, and Ladder 3. (2) (L to R): Dr. Stuart Grossman,…

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