Firefighters wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 11, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. Oct. 11, 2012

Eastside Fire & Rescue employees and firefighters plan to don pink shirts from Oct. 17-19 to show support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The agency joins the International Association of Firefighters and many other local and national groups in the fight against cancer. In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, according to the American Cancer Society.

“No one is outside the reach of cancer,” EFR Chief Lee Soptich said in a statement. “Whether personally afflicted or in support of friends, family, neighbors or coworkers, most of us have experienced the impacts of cancer, and feel it a privilege to be associated with this worthy cause.”

EFR officials said the display is meant inspire cancer patients and encourage others to do what they can to help in the fight against cancer.

The agency serves Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish and fire protection districts 10 and 38.

District 10 is the EFR partner serving residents in Klahanie, May Valley, Mirrormont, Preston and Tiger Mountain in the Issaquah area, plus Carnation in rural King County. District 38 includes unincorporated King County near North Bend and Snoqualmie.

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