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).
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.
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.