The Zachary Fire Department made a third donation on Friday to Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge from funds raised in October during the monthlong Pink Helmet fundraiser.
A check for $3,227 was presented to Angela Miller, director of Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge.
About 61 Zachary businesses participated in the annual event by sponsoring pink helmets worn by Zachary firefighters on all calls throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Having grown from 49 participating businesses in 2012 to 61 in 2014, the fundraiser is set to see some changes this year, said Gordon Lipscomb, a Zachary firefighter who began the fundraiser three years ago with fellow firefighter Justin Bradley.
Bradley’s mother died from breast cancer in 1997, and Lipscomb’s mother is a survivor.
Plans for the 2015 fundraiser include helmets with a pink camouflage wrap for survivors and memorial helmets in black and pink for those who have lost the battle.
“We want to open this fundraiser up to people, not just businesses,” Lipscomb said.
The Pink Helmet fundraiser has raised more than $7,200 for Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge.