Polk County Fire Rescue "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" | Community Spirit
Bartow, FL--Polk County Fire Rescue members will make breast cancer awareness a local initiative by taking part in the Pink Heals "Cares Enough to Wear Pink Campaign", a campaign embraced by EMS, Fire Rescue and Public Safety organizations nationwide.
On Oct. 16, 17 and 18, they will hang up their traditional red, white and blue uniforms, and don pink shirts.
"United behind this cause, the symbolism of the color pink will prevail above rank, roles and affiliations," explains a release about the movement. "Over the three-day period, visibility and solidarity for the cause will complement our mission priorities- Polk County Fire Rescue 'Cares Enough to Wear Pink.'"
At the Oct. 16 Polk County Board of County Commissions meeting, the commissions will wear pink shirts as they issue a proclamation to be accepted by the International Association of FireFighters, Local 3531 for their efforts in this campaign.
The “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign honors all women and recognizes the need to come together as a group and help with the fight against cancer, reminding future generations that people who are not affected by an illness can stand with those who are.
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Release courtesy of Polk County Fire Rescue