Oct 25, 2019

Union Members Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and each year NAGE and IAEP members work to honor the annual health campaign, increase awareness of the disease, and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Many locals swap out their usual uniforms for pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts, raise funds for local and national charities, and hold events to honor survivors and patients in their communities.

“We are so proud of this local and many others around the country who are once again supporting the cause and participating in promoting breast cancer awareness in their communities,” said IAEP/NAGE EMS National Director Phil Petit. “The National supports this initiative and encourages awareness and for all locals to participate in any way they can to help.”

Below we are recognizing some locals within our union who are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. If your local takes part, let us know by emailing jnorton@nage.org or reaching out at Facebook.com/theIAEP.

IAEP Local 325 of Escambia County EMS in Florida are helping raise awareness by wearing the hot pink t-shirts seen below. 

IAEP Local 92, Sumter County EMS raises funds annually for a community organization:
We did it! Our Pinktober 2019 fundraiser has closed out. We raised $1,850 for charity this year. We will be making our donation to Compassionate Hands and Hearts later in October. I am absolutely thrilled with the success of the sales this year. Thank you to everyone who bought a shirt and supported this great cause. I can't wait to see all these HOT PINK shirts out in the community.”

IAEP Local R5-421 joined the Knoxville Firefighters Asssociation in selling and wearing pink t-shirts! Proceeds go to UT Medical Center Research Institute. 

IAEP Local R7-664 of Lapeer County who holds a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser each year, daonting the proceeds to a local research organization, were recognized this year when they donated directly to someone in need in their community in an article by The County Press you can read by clicking here. 

Photos via: IAEP union members, Knoxville Firefighters Assocation


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