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Firefighters go pink for breast cancer awareness

Hendersonville Fire Department firefighters are going pink for the month of October.

Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said October is a busy month for the fire department with October being National Fire Prevention Month but it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer will be diagnosed in one out of eight women during their lifetime. The most common form of cancer diagnosed in women, it is the second leading cause of death among women. Each year an estimated 220,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and more than 40,000 will die. Although breast cancer is considered rare in men, an estimate 2,150 will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.
For the month of October, the staff of the Hendersonville Fire Department will be wearing customized pink breast cancer awareness shirts. These shirts are designed to remind everyone about the risks associated with breast cancer and to encourage yearly exams to detect early stages of the disease.
Remember, while not everyone will be affected directly by breast cancer, you will likely be affected indirectly when the disease is diagnosed in someone you know.
For questions about this project, please contact Dorian Flowers at (828) 697-3204.