Fernandina Beach Fire Department Goes Pink
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Fernandina Beach Fire Department personnel will be sporting pink for the month of October to help bring awareness to the importance of mammograms and the dangers of breast cancer.

The fire service has always protected lives and property, and it works hard to educate the public to dangerous situations. The threat of breast cancer is one of those dangerous situations that threaten the lives of millions of women. According to BREASTCANCER.Org, 1 in 8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their life, and as of 2014, 2.8 million American women have a history of breast cancer.

As part of the Fernandina Beach Fire Department’s commitment to educating the public to the dangers of breast cancer, you will notice that the traditional navy blue uniforms will have a new twist, and it will serve as a reminder that it is important to have mammograms performed, and that self-exams saves lives.

Pictured: Local firefighters receive an award at the Fernandina Beach Yulee Relay for Life Kick-Off Party held October first. The next Relay event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held at Main Beach on March 5, 2016, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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