Community Outreach

October 12, 2018

Lombard Firefighters present pink shirt fundraiser proceeds to The Bhorade Cancer Center at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Fire Department Open House  on Wednesday evening, October 10. Check out a video of the event here!  Thank you also to everyone who purchased a pink t-shirt this year! The sales over the past 5 years have helped to raise more than $10,000 for people in treatment at the Bhorade Cancer Care Center at Good Sam’s. (Formal presentation to come.) Firefighters will continue to wear pink shirts throughout October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A group photo was taken of residents, visitors, and firefighters wearing their pink shirts at Lombard Fire Department’s Open House on October 10. The Lombard Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 3009 provided additional donations, which were included in the final total.

“This event keeps growing and we can’t be more proud. We love this town and we love being able to positively impact people that live here who are going through a tough time,” said Firefighter Bob Hopper, who organizes the annual event.  “Good Sam’s is a great partner and we’re honored to be able to make a positive impact to our residents in a time of need. That’s why we’re firefighters and that’s why we do this. To help people.”

Good Samaritan Hospital provides services to Lombard residents and works closely with the Lombard Fire Department. The Bhorade Cancer Center offers a comprehensive and integrated cancer program, which includes state of the art medical treatment as well as wig services.

Residents wishing to participate in next year’s pink shirt event should email to be notified when shirts become available for purchase in 2019.

2018 Pink T Shirt Campaign - Open House 2018