In observance of October being breast cancer awareness month, firefighters have swapped out their typical uniform shirts for pink shirts.
South Orange Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association Local 40 and 240 members are sporting pink on- duty tee shirts during the month of October 2018 to support the National Breast Cancer Awareness program that is ongoing. NJ Firefighters and Firefighters across the country traditionally support this effort and recognize the following facts:
- 1 in 8 women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetimes
- Breast cancer is diagnosed every 29 seconds around the world and every 2 minutes in the United States
- Know that mammograms don’t prevent cancer, but they can save lives by detecting breast cancer at an early stage
- 40% of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump. Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month
South Orange Firefighters are donating to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support research, community health, screenings, diagnostics, treatment and assistance, clinical trials, and more. In short, we come together as one.
To see the difference the Foundation is making in the fight against breast cancer, you can find the statistics here.
If you would like to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, please visit their donation page.