Firefighters, ambulance employees go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

By WKTV News

The American Cancer Society expects to see about 227,000 new cases of breast cancer by the end of the year.

In addition to Domestic Violence Awareness month, it is also a time for breast cancer awareness.

Ilion firefighters are going above and beyond the call of duty and bringing attention to the disease that affects so many families.

The firefighters will wear pink shirts for the entire month of October.

"It's going to be kind of funny seeing firemen dressed in pink, but ya' know, pink doesn't make me a man," said Chief James Trevett of the Ilion Fire Department. "The man makes the shirt, I guess."

The pink has spread to Chadwicks as well, where Edwards Ambulance workers traded their traditional red shirts for pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Workers are selling the shirts for $15 each, raising money for the American Cancer Society.

"We've gotten quite a few compliments on the shirts, asking us why we're wearing the pink shirts," said Tricia Brown, paramedic. "We've gotten great support from the community so far, the multiple nursing homes we visit and other providers."

If you'd like to purchase a shirt, you can call Edwards Ambulance at 315-737-8735 or simply ask a driver who is not responding to an emergency.

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