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International Association of Fire Fighters gets Passionately Pink

With breast cancer awareness month fast approaching, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is encouraging affiliates to go "Passionately Pink" this October. IAFF hopes to rally others to educate their communities about the disease and raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the IAFF Charitable Foundation, Bradenton.com reports.

"IAFF members are all dedicated to saving lives - and not just when responding to an emergency," IAFF general president Harold A. Schaitberger said at the John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference in New York City regarding IAFF's continued involvement. "This program provides our members with another opportunity to make a difference in their communities."

The group initiated the program after passing a resolution at its 2010 convention stating that it would encourage fire fighters across the globe to raise awareness and promote funding to go towards finding a cure for the disease that affects so many.

With one in eight women set to battle the disease, spreading awareness and raising money is key to one day finding a solution to this problem that doesn't discriminate against color or race, according to BreastCancer.org.
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