Firefighters Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 11-71
Date: October 5, 2011

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department personnel will don pink shirts between October 17 - 21, 2011, to heighten awareness of breast cancer. Firefighters and staff will wear pink t-shirts as they respond to emergency and non-emergency calls throughout the five-day period. 

This October is the 27th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with department employees and many other organizations joining the fight to eradicate this disease. For example, at their 50th annual convention, the International Association of Firefighters approved a resolution to encourage participation in campaigns honoring women fighting cancer. Additionally, the National Football League has added a pink ribbon to its logo this month, and players are wearing pink cleats, wristbands, gloves, chin straps, and other items showing their support of Breast Cancer Month.

Donations from local employee groups, Fairfax County Local 2068, Fairfax County Progressive Firefighters, Inc., UnitedHealthcare, and others funded the purchase of the t-shirts.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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