Flames of Hope
Oklahoma Project Woman announces
Flames of Hope
Food, firefighters, and the fight against breast cancer.
Flames of Hope is a book about 20 Tulsa firefighters, their favorite firehouse recipes and the stories of why they care enough to wear pink. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will go to Oklahoma Project Woman.
Oklahoma Project Woman, Inc. (OPW) is a comprehensive program providing breast health education, free mammograms, diagnostic procedures and surgical services for women with no health insurance and limited financial resources. Since its beginning in 1998, Oklahoma Project Woman has provided breast healthcare for more than 21,000 uninsured Oklahomans. 430 people have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The project started in 2010 when the Tulsa Firefighters Local 176 officially joined the fight against breast cancer and adopted Oklahoma Project Woman as the recipient agency for their fundraising. They designed and sold a t-shirt that resembled their duty shirt but was pink, raising $17,000 for Oklahoma Project Woman.
“During this time we met so many firefighters who had family members that had been touched by breast cancer; some had survived, some had not, and some were still fighting. The stories of why the firefighters cared enough to wear pink were so moving and we believed would be inspirational to others if they were shared,” explained Anne Bogie. They would offer Flames of Hope.