Firefighters proudly wear pink
Wilton firefighters are wearing pink this month, and they are proud of it.
Members of Wilton Career Firefighters, Local 2233, are wearing pink versions of their uniform workshirt in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The shirts have a logo of Proud to Wear Pink on the front and Wilton Fire on the back.
“It would be safe to say that every member of this department’s family has either been directly impacted or knows of someone dealing with this terrible disease,” a press release from the union said. “This is just our way to give back and say to the community that we support Breast Cancer Awareness month. In the United States, breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women.”
This is the second year the union has supported breast cancer awareness, but it is the first time firefighters will have pink shirts available for sale. The number is limited, so it is first come, first served.
All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be included with a donation from the union to Susan G. Komen (5.komen.org), the foundation that support research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs in more than 50 countries.
Firefighters John Krozer and Kevin Plank helped plan this year’s effort, “but it took the dedication and support of every member of the department to make this year’s shirt campaign a success,” the release said.