During the month of October Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices partnered with the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to help raise funds and awareness of breast cancer, its symptoms and treatments. October, which was national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was the perfect time to feature the sale of the Foundation’s “End Breast Cancer” specialty tag. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Florida (excluding skin cancer). It is estimated that about 12,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
The five branches of the Pasco County Tax Collectors Office promoted the sale of the “End Breast Cancer” specialty license plates as well as the voluntary check-off donations on automobile registrations. 40 plates were sold in October. Combined with cash donations, a total of $7,678.39 was raised to help “End the Suffering Caused by Breast Cancer.”
“The relationship we have with the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office is one that the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation values greatly,” commented Tracy Jacim, Director of Community Empowerment. “The support they give us allows us to further our mission to end the suffering caused by breast cancer by funding research that will change the breast cancer landscape for everyone. Our deepest appreciation to Mr. Mike Fasano and the passionate staff for all they do make their efforts a great success.”
“The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has done a remarkable job over the years to not only raise awareness of the needs of breast cancer patients, but to fund organizations that are working to find better treatments and ultimately a cure,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “The Foundation encourages regular screenings to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, for both women and men. Thank you to a very generous community that supported our efforts to help find a way to end a disease that afflicts so many.”
For more details regarding charitable promotions or services provided by the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office please contact Greg Giordano, Assistant Tax Collector for Communications & Special Projects at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com For more information about the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and how you can support its efforts please contact Cathy Cruz, Marketing Communications Manager at 305-631-2134 or visit www.FloridaBreastCancer.org
[Photo of December 11, 2019 check presentation attached – from left to right – Ashley Legg, Customer Service Representative; Linda McNally, Office Manager of the Dade City Office; Deni Murphy, Customer Service Representative; Tracy Jacim, Director of Community Empowerment for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation; Greg Giordano, Assistant Tax Collector for Communications & Special Projects; Carol Margolis, Director of the Southeast Region of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and Liz Riley, Customer Service Supervisor of the Dade City Office]