Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nanaimo Firefighters Wear PINK

Nanaimo Firefighters Care to Wear Pink 
During the Month of October

"Real men wear pink" couldn't be more true during the month of October. The campaign, referred to as "Fire Fighters supporting those we love," has Nanaimo Fire Rescue personnel wearing pink T-shirts during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer in addition to raising awareness about other forms of cancers often seen within the industry itself.

In fact, Firefighters across Canada and the USA will be donning pink t-shirts to support the cause as part of their efforts to raise funds to find a cure. Among Canadian women, breast cancer continues to be the most frequently diagnosed cancer with as many as 23,200 new cases diagnosed in 2010. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality among women, and is expected to take the lives of 5,400 Canadian women in 2010.

Organizer Peter Hyne, Lieutenant with Nanaimo Fire Rescue has coordinated the event raising around $1300 towards the cause. All proceeds will be going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 

According to Hyne, "We feel it is important to support this cause. Many of us have experienced cancer with our spouses, sisters daughters and other family members We hope that by wearing these t-shirts it will further increase the awareness in the community and that this display of support by wearing the t-shirts will encourage or inspire those battling breast cancer or any other forms of cancer." 

If you care to donate please direct your funds to the Canadian Cancer Society at http://www.cbcf.org/en-US/home.aspx or by calling 604-683-2873


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