Photos: EMS agencies embrace pink for breast cancer awareness
Pink shirts, ambulances and gloves plus messages on social media and in the news are all for the cause
By Leila Merrill
FORT WORTH, Texas — EMS agencies throughout the U.S. have been showing their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month through pink T-shirt sales, pink ambulances and pink gloves.
St. Francis EMS in Delaware has been showing support for awareness and for one of its own.
Hopkinsville Fire/EMS in Kentucky has been selling shirts benefiting the Pink Ribbon Network at area retailers.
Colonie EMS in New York has also been selling shirts.
Manatee County EMS in FLorida sold pink shirts to help with medical bills for breast cancer fighters and survivors, WFTS reported.
"Everybody knows somebody. Whether it be a family friend, co-worker, or relative who has experienced breast cancer," said Caitlyn Roskovich, a charge paramedic with Manatee County EMS.
Sunstar Paramedics, also in Florida, turned an ambulance pink just as it has every year since 2011, after one of its own was lost to breast cancer, Tampa Bay Weekly reported.
SeniorCare EMS in New York has a pink ambulance this year, too.
MedStar EMS employees in Texas are wearing pink gloves for the eighth year in a row.