Moline city, fire and police employees raise $11,000 for Gilda's Club

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MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) The City of Moline, Moline Fire Department and the Moline Police Department joined forces to support Gilda’s Club and those affected by cancer.

The City of Moline began a campaign to sell limited edition pink t-shirts in cooperation with QC Custom Tees, on August 24. The campaign was designed to sell Moline Police shirts, Moline Fire shirts and City of Moline shirts, with all proceeds raised going to Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities.

Officials say the campaign was successful and ended with 1383 shirts being sold. The most popular shirt style was the Moline Police shirt with 709 t-shirts being sold.

On September 29 Mayor Acri, City Administrator Maxeiner, Interim Police Chief Hitchcock, Interim Fire Chief Snyder and Public Works Director Schulte presented a check to Gilda’s Club CEO Sally Werner for $11,000. The funds raised will go to help fund programs their organization provides for Quad Cities’ residents.

The Pink Heals Fire Truck-Sauk Valley Chapter was also on hand from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pink Heals is a program that partners with Public Safety departments and provides home visits to show individuals they are loved, cherished and important to others.

Breast cancer survivors or patients were allowed to add their signature to the Pink Heals Fire Truck during the visit.

The City of Moline thanked Michael Slyter of QC Custom Tees for his knowledge and direction that led to the successful fundraiser.