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Kittitas Valley Firefighters Wearing Pink for Breast Cancer

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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 breast cancer. 

Firefighter/EMT Cindy 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. 

"Our 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."

Donations can be made to the Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue Pink Shirt Campaign at www.info-komen.org/goto/KVFR

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