The “Brave Enough to Wear Pink” campaign serves to support and uplift our local public safety brothers and sisters battling cancer by raising money to help offset the financial burden of medical treatment. Even hero’s need help!
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
- Second leading cause of death among women
- A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes, on average.
- A woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- There are 3.3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today.
- Most common cancer among women worldwide according to the World Health Organization.
- A study of female firefighters in Florida demonstrated that out of 52 cases of female firefighters with cancer, 27.8% developed breast cancer.
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- Cancer caused 70% of Line of Duty Deaths for career firefighters in 2016.
- Firefighters are 2.02 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than the average population (with 100%= double x2).
- Firefighters are at a 1.28 greater risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America.
- 1 out of 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Significantly increased for men within the fire service.
- 1 out of 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in his lifetime. This risk is doubled for male fire fighters.
- The increases of cancer are attributed to a long term exposure to carcinogens firefighters face during their career.
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