Las Vegas Local 1285 Members Win the 2014 First Responder Challenge.
December 16th, 2014


After working hard throughout the month of November to raise dollars to assist patients with prostate cancer and testicular cancer and to raise awareness about men’s health issues, Las Vegas, NV Local 1285 members collected $5,350 for the Movemer Foundation. This was the largest amount raised by a group of first responders, making Local 1285 the winner of the Foundation’s “First Responder Challenge.”

Local 1285 fire fighters raised the money by selling T-shirts throughout November. To call attention to the cause, many members also grew mustaches. “I am so proud of how dedicated our members were throughout this fundraising and awareness campaign,” says Local 1285 President Scott Johnson.

Las Vegas fire fighters presented U.S. Movember Foundation Director Mark Hedstrom with the check on December 11 when he came to the city to personally thank the fire fighters for their efforts.

The Movember Foundation, through its annual awareness campaign, aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. In addition to annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.