Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Palm Bay Firefighters Passionately Pink for the Cure

Palm Bay Professional Firefighters Local 2446 is going Passionately Pink for the Cure during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

The firefighters from all 5 Palm Bay Fire-Rescue stations will trade their duty uniform blue shirts to wear pink shirts each Friday during the month of October.  

The effort is meant to raise money and awareness for breast cancer prevention.  The public is invited to join the cause by getting an official PBFR Pink shirt at any fire station in the City beginning Monday for a donation of $15.  

The money raised will go to the Palm Bay Firefighters Benevolent Fund which will in turn be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

 "We think this is a great way to raise awareness about a very important health issue," said Cheryl Parente, Palm Bay Professional Firefighters Local 2446 Secretary.  "We have several firefighter's whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer and it's something we take very personal.  We want to do what we can to make a positive difference."

The Palm Bay Professional Firefighters Local 2446 is part of the International Association of Firefighters.  The IAFF is headquartered in Washington D.C. and represents more than 298,000 full-time professional firefighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation's population. For more information contact the Palm Bay Professional Firefighters at 321-723-3036.