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27

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the fifth year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been estimated that there are over 233,000 new cases each year and over 40,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,400 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Cos...
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SEP
30

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Local Firefighters in PINK

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October has been declared by Congress to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to support the American Cancer Society and bring awareness to our communities, for the Month of October, you may see many of your local firefighters wearing PINK T-shirts. Contra Costa County Fire, Moraga-Orinda Fire, El-Cerrito/Kensington Fire, East Contra Costa Fire and Rodeo-Hercules Fire have adopted similar programs each with the intent of bringing awareness to this cancer that can can affect both m...
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OCT
01

Contra Costa County Firefighters Going PINK for October!

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For the third year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been estimated that there are over 225,000 new cases each year and over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,050 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 400 of them will die. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. Starting on Monday, October 7th for two w...
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NOV
02

Thank You To All Who Helped Us Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

The month of October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 teamed up with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to participate in the "Passionately Pink for the Cure." Firefighters from Local 1230 raised over $3300 for this cause by purchasing and selling "Pink" tee shirts. The tee shirts were worn throughout the month of October all over Contra Costa County. Firefighters were seen on structure fires, ...
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OCT
08

Local Firefighters Go PINK For Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 have joined with Susan G. Komen to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year your local firefighters have decided to join in the fundraising efforts.The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for calendar year 2011 are over 250,000 new cases. In addition over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Of all women 1 in ...
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OCT
05

Local Firefighters Go PINK!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and your local firefighters have joined with Susan B. Komen to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year your local firefighters have decided to join in the fundraising efforts. Firefighters in the coming weeks will be switching from our traditional navy blue uniform tee-shirts to PINK! Together, we can help fund critical breast cancer research, as well as local education, screening and treatment programs that impact people in ou...
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