Firefighters Trade In Blue Shirts For Pink In October
By Space Coast Daily // October 2, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For the entire month of October, Brevard County firefighters are trading in their blue shirts for pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said the Brevard County Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association have teamed with Brevard County Fire Rescue to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer by allowing members to purchase and wear the pink shirts in place of their normal duty shirts.
The shirts feature the benevolent logo on the front with “Brevard Fire – We Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month” on the back.
Taylor said the Brevard County Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association will donate all funds raised by the sale of the shirts to the International Association of Firefighters, which is once again working with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to offer the “Passionately Pink for the Cure” program for October 2012.
According to www.breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.
In men, the number of new cases of invasive breast cancer was expected to be about 2,140.