Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) participated in Making StridesAgainst Breast Cancer on October 25, 2014 at Cordova Mall. ECAT/Team First Transit had over 30 participants walking, but a majority of the 100+ employees supported the cause through fundraisers for many weeks prior to the event. As a whole, this event had over 438 teams, 2,870 participants and $272,094.07 raised by the community. Men, women, and children all came out to bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.
“Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today and let’s finish the fight against breast cancer.” – Making Strides Website
ECAT is proud to be part of such an inspirational movement that unites the entire community to not only raise funds, but raise awareness, and honor the survivors. All funds raised are used to Help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information and services, and provide access to mammograms for women who need them.
ECAT has serviced Escambia County since 1950 providing fixed and commuter route service along with a seasonal Pensacola Beach Trolley, a UWF on-campus Trolley, and ADA paratransit transportation. With over 1,500 stops and a coverage of 285 miles of routes, ECAT is an easy, safe, and economical mode of transportation for Escambia County.