POLK COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2013) – Throughout the month of October many EMS, Fire Rescue and Public Safety organizations nationwide are participating in the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign; a breast cancer awareness initiative. On Oct. 28, 29 and 30 Polk County Fire Rescue members make breast cancer awareness a local initiative.
“Breast cancer effects so many of our lives,” said Polk County Fire Rescue Chief David Cash. “PCFR personnel are honored to take part in this initiative.”
Instead of their patriotic blend of red, white and blue uniforms, pink shirts became the uniform of the day. United behind this cause, the symbolism of the color pink will prevail above rank, roles and affiliations. Over the three-day period, visibility and solidarity for the cause will complement our mission priorities. Polk County Fire Rescue “Cares Enough to Wear Pink.”
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Every woman is at risk for breast cancer even if she has no family history of the disease.
The “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign honors all women and recognizes the need to come together as a group and help with the fight against cancer, reminding future generations that people who are not affected by an illness can stand with those who are.
For more information on Polk County Fire Rescue visit, www.polkfire.net.
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Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) is a division of the Board of County Commissioners. PCFR provides fire, emergency medical and emergency management services to residents in a 2000-square-mile area, as well as provides mutual aid to surrounding counties. PCFR has more than 600 full-time employees throughout 45 stations, which run more than 80,000 calls each year.
Photo L-R: Jeff Calcutt, Ralph Alvarez, Stefanee Whitehead, Danny Washington, Britney Sheehan, Garrett Parnell