'Your Fight is Our Fight': Shirts being sold for local firefighter, paramedic fighting cancer

Photo courtesy of UpstateThread.com

Believe 271, the organization whose mission is to support local first responders diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and Upstate Thread are asking the community to come together in support of a local firefighter and paramedic who is in the midst of another battle with cancer.

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 12:40 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2018 1:48 PM

Believe 271, the organization whose mission is to support local first responders diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and Upstate Thread are asking the community to come together in support of a local firefighter and paramedic who is in the midst of another battle with cancer.

Anthony “Pags” Pagliaro of Schuyler has been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, which has spread throughout his body. Pagliaro, a father of three, works as a paramedic with Kunkel Ambulance, and he’s also a member of the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company and Schuyler Ambulance, where he serves as the director of operations.

Believe 271 and Upstate Thread both announced on their Facebook pages Tuesday that shirts are being sold through Upstate Thread in Pagliaro’s honor, and all of the proceeds will be donated to Pagliaro and his family. There are short-sleeved and long-sleeved T-shirts available, as well as hooded sweatshirts.

“Anthony has done nothing but serve others and put others first,” the identical posts read. “He has mentored countless people and never hesitates to help. As a community, it is time we come together to put him first.”

The front of the shirts being sold have the EMS Star of Life with Pagliaro’s Kunkel medic number, 113, and a Maltese cross with Pagliaro’s Schuyler unit number, 25. The back of the shirts feature a quote that has been the slogan used throughout Pagliaro’s battle with cancer: “Your Fight is Our Fight.”

According to the two organizations, the owners of Upstate Thread are local firefighters/paramedics who were mentored by Pagliaro.

“We are donating the proceeds from this sale to Anthony, Nicole and their family to help them with whatever it may be,” the two organizations said. “We look forward to seeing everyone together for the Pagliaro [family] during this difficult time.”

To purchase one of the shirts to benefit the Pagliaro family, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2083623

Reported Deaths: 52914
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27718310311
Queens2740339845
Suffolk1994113379
Nassau1822533161
Bronx1812316529
New York1368284447
Westchester1288352266
Erie883501776
Richmond739711809
Monroe667001074
Orange47851810
Rockland46656955
Onondaga38048671
Dutchess29175444
Albany24428350
Oneida22251505
Niagara19686360
Broome18344357
Saratoga15113166
Ulster13762251
Schenectady12988200
Rensselaer11104140
Putnam1053991
Chautauqua8807141
Chemung7554135
Oswego743690
Ontario729992
Steuben6775143
Sullivan654972
St. Lawrence650796
Cayuga621492
Jefferson593166
Wayne565067
Cattaraugus560087
Genesee5348123
Herkimer5102107
Clinton480333
Madison447188
Livingston437158
Fulton433891
Tompkins424151
Montgomery4203123
Columbia4008101
Cortland375660
Tioga369562
Warren358557
Wyoming351152
Allegany343384
Chenango340276
Otsego340047
Greene336575
Washington308555
Orleans305183
Lewis270734
Franklin251812
Delaware232037
Seneca198056
Schoharie166216
Essex157726
Yates116826
Schuyler103014
Hamilton3072
Unassigned12450
Out of NY0237
Utica
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 74°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 66°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 74°
Old Forge
Partly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 74°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve