PGFD is Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Community Spirit
The following notice was send by Prince George's County Spokesperson Mark E. Brady:
The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department will join with others across the Country in raising the awareness of breast cancer. Breast cancer, not only effects women, but a percentage of men as well. Approximately 1,600 men will become breast cancer victims with about 400 diagnoses resulting in death. One in eight women will develop breast cancer and every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer, not only effects women, but a percentage of men as well. Approximately 1,600 men will become breast cancer victims with about 400 diagnoses resulting in death. Though much research and strides have been made to cure the disease, much more research is needed to aid in the education and prevention to help save lives from this type of cancer.
This year the Fire/EMS Department will participate in the nationwide campaign for breast cancer awareness with members having the option of donning pink shirts Sunday, October 16, 2011 through Saturday, October 22, 2011. A member of the department has designed T-shirts that reflect the advocacy for breast cancer awareness. The shirts will display a symbol of care and compassion for those affected while demonstrating a level of professionalism to be seen by a member of the community.
There are two T-shirts approved; one designed to be worn by all members of the Department; career, civilian and volunteer members or one designed for career personnel with a specially designed Local 1619 logo.