WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — A shiny, pink firetruck will be at the Westervelt-Lydecker Home for the borough's breast cancer fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 10. Guardians of the Ribbon , which owns and operates the truck, is a national, nonprofit organization that gives money to families in the community that are unable to pay bills due to cancer diagnoses.
"We can help more directly than other charities that give to research," said Marianne Ecanosti, who co-founded North Jersey's Wayne-based chapter in 2010. "We want people to know we're thre for them individually and directly."
The 11 a.m. event was spearheaded by Councilman Carlos Rendo, whose mother-in-law battled breast cancer.
"We need to support our sisters, mothers, and mother-in-laws to fight this disease because it destroys a family," Rendo said. "I wanted to have an event in support of breast cancer research and development."
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