MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There was an overflowing and emotional turn out on Friday night, as a grassroots movement gained support in exposing the risks of firefighters to cancer.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Enjoy Cooler Temps, Warmer Trend On The Way
In response to CBS4’s ongoing investigation “The Silent Killer,” wives and loved ones of firefighters created the campaign “Fire Families Against Cancer.”
The campaign’s focus is better protective gear and support for research.READ MORE: Cold Fronts Bring More Than Just Cool Dry Air To South Florida
CBS4’s Chief Investigator Michele Gillen was acknowledged for her investigation – and the changes it has triggered across the community – at the event.
South Florida fire chiefs all turned out for the gathering.MORE NEWS: New Travel Restrictions In Place, Dow Drops 905 Points Over New COVID Variant Concerns
“It was night of inspiration as family members of firefighters who lost their battle to cancer, along with a firefighter who is a cancer survivor, spoke and received standing ovations,” said Michelle Guevera, cofounder of Save Our Firefighters.