LAFD Goes Pink - and So Can You!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 |

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC) are pleased to join forces to promote and support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Los Angeles Firefighters will proudly wear distinctive pink t-shirts while on-duty October 8-10, 2012 to raise public awareness of this devastating disease, and to support those personally effected. Their hope is to reach thousands of people with the lifesaving message that cancer prevention and early detection can mean the difference between life and death.

Breast Cancer Facts to Consider
•  Breast Cancer in L.A. County is 3 times higher that of the next leading cancer.
•  Second leading cause of mortality among Caucasian, African American, and Asian / Pacific Islander females.
•  Leading cause of mortality among Latina/ Hispanic women in L.A. County.
•  Late diagnosis carries a survival rate of less than 7%.
•  Early diagnosis and treatment has a survival rate of over 91%.
•  #1 mortality rate of females between the age of 21-40 years of age in L.A. County.

Order Yours Today $20

Please join your neighborhood firefighters in supporting this cause. Click on the link below to purchase a LAFD/Local-112 Pink T-Shirt and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Dear Friend of the LAFD,

These pink t-shirts are indeed available to the public. They are $20 plus shipping/handling. All proceeds will benefit cancer related charities. Please order yours today!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Based on the success and enthusiasm surrounding the three day event, the Fire Chief has approved the wearing of the T-Shirt the last three days of October.

Although this is voluntary, all Administrative members are encouraged to support the fight against cancer while we continue to remember our commitment to each other, the community, and the LAFD we so proudly represent.

Erik Scott
Firefighter/Paramedic - Public Service Officer

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