The GFD Pink Patches are in and are available to be purchased for $10! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Glendale Fire Department has joined forces with ƒ??The Pink Patch Projectƒ?? which is a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. It is estimatedthat approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones.
We have the simple goal of increasing awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer. In addition to our public education efforts, we have the added goal of raising funds from the sale of the Pink Patch Project items to go directly to fund the research, treatment and education needed to help find a cure at one of the local hospitals.
The Glendale Fire Fighters Association – Local 776 has graciously stepped in to purchase one set of patches for ALL personnel in the GFD and to cover the cost of having them sewn on.