ELLENSBURG, WA - Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters are participating in the "Fire Fighters in Pink" campaign.
For the month of October, firefighters will
be exchanging their navy blue T-shirts and donning bright pink ones to support
the Susan G. Komen Foundation efforts to find better treatments and a cure for
Dennis spearheaded the effort. With
just a few days of sales she and other local firefighters were able to collect
$1,000.00 to give to the charity. "This
is a good start, we hope others will donate as well" stated Firefighter Dennis.
Firefighters purchased the T-shirts with their own
money, and the proceeds above the wholesale price are being donated to the
Susan B. Komen Foundation.
paramedics and EMT's frequently respond and care for patients afflicted with
this terrible disease," states John Sinclair, Fire Chief. "Wearing
these pink shirts on duty gives the firefighters a way to voice their support
for patients," he said.
Firefighter Cindy Dennis further stated "Firefighters
are compassionate and passionate people.
They are action oriented, when they see tragedy, they have to take an
action to help the situation. Breast
Cancer is an insidious disease that affects everyone in some way; this is the
firefighter's way of helping to fight the disease."