October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is showing their support by donning pink T-shirts on their emergency calls. The Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 408 (pictured above), is one of many stations around the county participating.
The campaign, which began on Oct. 17, will last through Friday, Oct, 21. According to the news release, donations to pay for the pink shirts came from "local employee groups, Fairfax County Local 2068, Fairfax County Progressive Firefighters, Inc., UnitedHealthcare, and others."
Did you know:
- Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide.
- Every 23 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.
- One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths among women in the United States.
For more facts about breast cancer, visit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® website.