Firemen, Commissioners wearing pink this week | News
Polk County Fire Rescue will wear pink shirts as part of their regular uniform Monday through Wednesday, October 26 as they participate in the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign.
At the October 25 meeting of the Polk County Board of County Commissions, 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 collective group and help with the fight against cancer, reminding future generations that people who are not affected by an illness can come together for those who are.
In September 2007 the "Pink Heals Tour" began, encouraging public safety professionals, local leaders and citizens throughout the community to wear pink in honor of all women and to join forces to help them in their fight against cancer.
The International Association of Firefighters, Local 3531 will donate 100% of the proceeds from T-shirt sales and other fundraisers to a local charity that raises awareness and supports the fight against breast cancer.