The Los Angeles Fire Department has partnered with the American Cancer Society to support and promote a cancer awareness campaign during October, which is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Virtually every member of the LAFD has been impacted by cancer in his or her life, either at home, or in providing compassionate pre-hospital care to cancer patients and their families.
As part of the Los Angeles Fire Department's strong involvement in the campaign, LAFD members are being permitted to wear personalized silicone wristlets on-duty during October.
Additionally, members will be permitted to show their solidarity by way of a small metal pink ribbon pin worn on their duty uniform.
In joining this effort, the men and women of the LAFD - including several who are cancer survivors, are not only supporting those who bravely battle the disease, but also seeking to educate the public that cancer prevention and early detection can mean the difference between life and death.
On October 27, 2007 between the hours of 10:00AM and 2:00PM, you are encouraged to join Firefighters and the American Cancer Society for a special informational event near you:
Large welcoming banners will adorn the above stations, where we'll offer literature and information about low or no cost cancer screening. No reservations are necessary, and there is no obligation.
Please join us at this free event, as we collectively affirm the LAFD axiom that Knowledge Is Power!
You can prevent and survive cancer by calling 1-800-ACS-2345 or clicking:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department