Johnson City, Texas — This October, you might notice something different about North Blanco County EMS. In an effort to support women and their families impacted by breast cancer, North Blanco County EMS is joining a national emergency responder campaign, “Cares Enough to Wear Pink.” These community first responders will be wearing pink t-shirts while on duty as a sign of their support.
First responders across the United States will participate in this campaign and encourage women in their community to begin screening. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women and is the leading cause of cancer death among women. However, screening tests such as monthly self-examinations, clinical breast exams and mammograms are available that can often detect breast cancer early, when it is treatable. Early detection saves lives.
North Blanco County EMS is proud to be a part of the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink Campaign.” Will you join us… do you “Care Enough to Wear Pink?” Be a part of the team in showing support to our community’s cancer fighters and survivors. Here is what you can do:
1. Stop by the North Blanco County EMS Station (105 Bill Watson Drive) and purchase a NBCEMS Cares Enough to Wear Pink T-Shirt for $15. It’s for a great cause, and the proceeds will go to a local breast cancer charity. But hurry, we have a limited number of shirts available, so purchase yours today!
2. Schedule a clinical examination and mammogram for yourself or encourage the women you love to do so!
It’s that simple. Together we can raise awareness about this devastating disease and make an impact in our community by committing to regular screenings.