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Mayor Donald R. Grebien was joined by Mayor William Murray in the Gloria Gemma Foundation’s Pink Pump Palooza 50-yard dash for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday October 2nd. The Mayors were part of the crowd that included the Gem Boys and participants from Ocean State Job Lot, among others. The event was part of the Gemma Foundation’s Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life weekend-long event in downtown Providence.
Both Mayors were proud to help raise awareness and money for a cause that means so much to so many people. “We all have family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones who have been touched by breast cancer,” said Mayor Grebien. “Rhode Island is fortunate to have the Gloria Gemma Foundation working to help those touch by breast cancer, and Pawtucket is proud to be the Foundation’s home city. I want to thank the Gloria Gemma Foundation for everything they do for our community and everyone who participated in the Flames of Hope weekend for helping the cause. Even though Mayor Murray and I were a little shaky in our shoes and our feet may be a little sore, we were happy to be a part of the Celebration of Life event.”
The Gloria Gemma Foundation is a Pawtucket-based nonprofit that provides supports for anyone impacted by cancer. They seek to enhance quality of life for cancer patients and their families, and help raise awareness and educate the public about cancer. The Gloria Gemma Foundation is headquartered at 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 201. For more information, visit their website www.gloriagemma.org.
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien