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Help Alberta Fire Fighters Put Cancer out for Good
September 2nd, 2006

In April of this year the province of Alberta enacted presumptive legislation which grants career Fire Fighters automatic coverage for certain types of cancer. Due to the nature of their jobs, firefighters are often exposed to hazardous fumes that make them particularly susceptible to cancers of the brain, colon, bladder, urethra and kidney as well as leukemia and non-Hodgkin�s lymphoma, over the course of their careers. The Alberta Fire Fighters Association�s efforts to bring this issue to the attention of the provincial government were aided by the research and support of the Alberta Cancer Board and Alberta Cancer Foundation. The Alberta Fire Fighters Association (AFFA) will show its appreciation for the support of the Alberta Cancer Board and Alberta Cancer Foundation through a fundraising campaign.Money will be raised for the Alberta Cancer Foundation through the sale of �support� ribbons at the various AFFA fire stations across the province. Ed Mclean, 1st Vice-President of the Alberta Fire Fighters Association made the announcement and was joined by Stacy Scott of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, on July 19th, 2006 at the St Albert Fire Department. Submitted by K. Sheedy, L2130 PR Committee Chairperson