Central Emergency Services members will soon incorporate a new color into their uniforms on Wednesdays: pink.
Brad Nelson with CES said for years they have worn red T-shirts on Fridays to support military members and have had suggestions for cancer awareness tees, but one thing solidified the plan.
Nelson: “Tragedy struck and it kind of hit home for us, one of our members’ wives was diagnosed with cancer, so now it’s not just a good cause to support but it’s actually something that affects all of us, ya know we talk about the fact that the fire department is a family and it really is true.”
Nelson said CES members are buying the tees themselves and additional proceeds will go to Way Out Women.
Nelson: “Which does a bunch of things to support local patients with cancer whether it’s helping with babysitting or helping with transportation, they do an annual snow machine ride, so just something that helps with local patients which we though was a great organization and the wife of the firefighter, that was an organization she chose for the proceeds to go to.”