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Marysville firefighters show they care about breast cancer by wearing pink

From left, Marysville Fire District mechanic Josh Farnes, firefighters Grant Elsworth and Steve Neyens, Capt. Matt Campbell and Battalion Chief Scott Goodale don pink T-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. - Photo courtesy of Tom Maloney.
From left, Marysville Fire District mechanic Josh Farnes, firefighters Grant Elsworth and Steve Neyens, Capt. Matt Campbell and Battalion Chief Scott Goodale don pink T-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Tom Maloney.

MARYSVILLE — You won't see any pink fire engines, but members of the Marysville Fire District will don pink T-shirts from Oct. 24-26 in support of breast cancer awareness.

The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters are both encouraging all their members to participate in the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign, to help raise funds and awareness for all women who are battling cancer.

"It is important that we as firefighters join together and help lead the way in portraying an image of hope, strength and courage to those women who worry about being alone in their battle for life," said Marysville Fire Capt. Jason Schoonover, president of Marysville Fire Local 3219. "Cancer affects all of us on some level or another. This is another way for us to reach out and support those affected."

Breast cancer affects more than 230,000 women and accounts for more than 39,000 deaths annually. It is the hope of the Marysville Fire District that everyone show their support by wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

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