Firefighters from the Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Department will be wearing pink shirts to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Firefighters from the Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Department will be wearing pink shirts instead of their normal daily work attire during the remaining month of October. The FBFR department joins various organizations across the Country to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive Breast Cancer. Close to 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010. About 1 in 8 women in the United States roughly (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, along with earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
The Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Department is committed to promoting awareness along with dedicated support for a cure for this deadly disease.