October of each year is breast cancer awareness month. Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 had their mindset on highlighting a non-profit organization that helps breast cancer patients and survivors for their Road to a Better Community segment. The one that stuck out to them the most is called For 3 Sisters, which is an Olney, Maryland based national grassroots organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of both men and women affected by breast cancer.
F3S was founded by a retired firefighter named Marshall Moneymaker and his wife Shannon. Marshall has been nicknamed “The Pink Firefighter” after dedicating the rest of his life to supporting breast cancer which impacted his family greatly. He lost his three older sisters in a span of two years to breast cancer. Their journey as a family was tough coping with multiple losses in such a short amount of time. Therefore, he knows and understands the obstacles and burdens that many of these families have had to endure. Finances and lack of resources can certainly be a burden in a time of need. What’s great is that the Moneymaker’s don’t discriminate. It is their mission to help every person possible to ensure that they feel a sense of support.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, F3S has received an increase in the demand for services but a decrease in funding. Easterns Automotive Group’s Joel Bassam decided to surprise the Moneymaker family live on WUSA 9. Bassam presented the couple with a check donation of $2,000. They will be able to do wonderful things with the money including assisting and reaching more people in need. The mission was started out of love and family which shows throughout their tremendous efforts. If you would like to learn more about For 3 Sisters or know someone in particular that can benefit from what they have to offer, please visit: www.f3s.org
To learn more about Easterns Automotive Group’s partnership with WUSA 9 and how they come together to empower the DMV community, please visit www.wusa9.com/BetterCommunity