There is an age old thought that Firefighters and Police Officers can’t get along – well we proved everyone wrong and broke the mold!
On Tuesday, October 6th at the Kowloon Restaurant, The Saugus Police Patrol Officer’s Union in partnership with the Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 presented to the Saugus community “Saugus Badges For A Cure!”. This event was centered around the fight against Breast Cancer and the overwhelming need to find a cure.
From comedians to raffles to delicious Chinese food and drinks, the night was nothing short of a success. That night, we also unveiled the Saugus Police Patrol Officer’s Union Breast Cancer Awareness “Cruiser” and dedicated it to our dear friend, fellow sister officer as well as Breast Cancer Survivor, Megan Tierney – We love you Meg! This “cruiser” rightfully numbered, 10, for the month of October. That night it was proudly displayed, next to many of the other Breast Cancer Cars, but this one was outfitted with custom PINK lighting made possible by Northeast Two-Way Radio Corp. of Woburn (we will have another post shortly regarding the awareness vehicle).
We would like to once again thank Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 for teaming up with us for the first time and making it a huge success! We would also like to thank our members, Officer Matt Donahue and Officer Domenic Montano for their hard work and dedication towards impacting the community in a positive way as always. Thank you to Saugus Police Department Chief Michael Ricciardelli and Town of Saugus Fire Dept Chief Michael Newbury for supporting us in bring light to Breast Cancer Awareness – it simply doesn’t happen without your support and help. Thank you to the Saugus Police And Fire Honor Guard – you guys looked amazing! Thank you to Boston Anthem Singer, Todd Angilly for the incredible presentation of The National Anthem.
Thank you to the Wong family and the Kowloon Restaurant for hosting our event! Thank you to Chris Justice and his fellow comedians at TCA Entertainment Group for donating their time to bring smiles to the faces of people who needed it most this year. Thank you to Cam of Live Boston who photographed the entire event and Frank Raimo of the Saugus Fire Department who videotaped the event. Thank you to Representative Donald H. Wong, Selectman Corinne Riley, Selectman Anthony Cogliano and Selectman Debra Panetta for attending and showing your support for the men and women in Blue and Red
Thank you to the following companies who donated amazing raffle prizes:
Tests Kowloon, Sean Hogan of 1st-in Grafix, 7/11 Hamilton Street, First Class Weddings, Everythings Hair, Hooters Rt 1 Saugus Ma, Action Ambulance Service Inc., Carpenito Real Estate, Rino’s Place, Huberman’s Greenhouses, Little Brook Garden Lincoln Ave, New England Art & Framing, INC, G Bar and Kitchen, Stop & Shop, M&M Liquor, Meletharb Ice Cream, NE Backs The Blue (nebackstheblue.com), Cornbowl USA, Sportsworld USA, TSR Hockey/Lacrosse, Walls Concrete, Je Veux Hair Parlour and so many more!
We’d like to thank the Public Safety Partners who joined us including Methuen Police Department, Lawrence Police Department MA, Melrose Police Department, Melrose Fire Department, Peabody Police Department, Kensington NH Police, Beverly Police Department, Suffolk University Police and Security Department, Boston Public Health Commission, Salisbury Police Department, Salisbury Fire Department, Westford Police Department, Hingham Police, Massasoit Police Department, Massachusetts Port Authority, Malden Fire Department Local 902, Malden Police, Newburyport Police Department, Gloucester Police Department (Official) and many more!
We will continue to help raise donations and awareness for those warriors in this fight against #BreastCancer
To make a donation, you can do so by logging onto: www.saugusbadgesforacure.com. Stay in the fight … we’ve got your six!”