Rescue Squad Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness
All month long, the squad will be doing their part to spread awareness.
All month, squad members will be wearing pink gloves while on duty as a way to remind residents about the importance of breast cancer awareness. In addition, each ambulance will have decals featuring a pink Star of Life and ribbon.
"It is important for women to get checked as early detection is one of the best ways to fight this disease," said Rescue Squad President Ken Greene.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women, next to lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. For women, about one in 36 deaths are caused by breast cancer. Approximately 39,510 women will die from breast cancer in 2012.
But, at this time, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including those who are still being treated and those who completed treatment.
"As the EMS professionals in the community, we feel it is our duty to help spread breast cancer awareness to the residents," said Rescue Squad Captain Will Harris.