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Marin Firefighters Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Marin Firefighters in Pink

For the week of 10/13-10/18 all Professional Firefighters in Marin will wear pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness and the IAFF's "Passionately Pink for the Cure" program.

Across the United States and Canada, IAFF members will be wearing pink this October — just one of the many ways to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fire fighters get involved for many reasons, and often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease. Fire fighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer — just one of many cancers linked to the work fire fighters do.

Through the years and, through their collective efforts, IAFF affiliates have raised funds benefiting national and local organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

This year, the IAFF is again encouraging affiliates to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaigns. The International has once again partnered with Susan G. Komen and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) for affiliates who chose to join the Passionately Pink for the Cure program or support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

breast cancer infoIn the last three years, hundreds of IAFF affiliates in the United States have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through the Passionately Pink program, with the donations shared equally between Susan G. Komen and the IAFF Charitable Foundation. Funds are used to help Komen support breast cancer research, screening and treatment programs and to help the IAFF Foundation support IAFF members and family members who are battling cancer. For additional information about participating in Passionately Pink, click here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition, the IAFF will hold its annual online “Best Pink T-shirt Design” contest beginning October 1. Watch for details on the IAFF web site, as well as other resources for campaign fundraising efforts. Please note:To be eligible, T-shirts displaying the IAFF logo MUST be union made, or when union products are not available must be made in the United States and Canada.

If your local is participating in these or any other Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaigns or activities, the IAFF wants to know! Share your photos and stories by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the IAFF Online Store for breast cancer awareness merchandise – lapel pins, bumper stickers, decals and shirts — to use in your fundraising campaigns.

Click here for the IAFF Breast Cancer Awareness Tooklit to help promote your efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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