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Photo of the Week: Texas EMS protects with pink for breast cancer awareness

MedStar EMTs, paramedics don pink gloves to support breast cancer awareness and fund cancer research

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By EMS1 Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the 14th year, MedStar’s EMTs and paramedics are donning pink gloves to support breast cancer awareness and help fund cancer research.

A portion of the purchase price for the gloves is donated to cancer research, the agency stated in a press release.

“The color really stands out,” MedStar Paramedic Shannon Rucker said. “My wife is a breast cancer warrior, and she looks forward to seeing the pink gloves every year. Hopefully, this will encourage people to think about breast cancer and talk to their doctors. It is nice to be able to recognize those who have fought the disease, especially those we have lost.”