Ryan I think it is a wonderful thing your department is commiting to. Now I may be biased as a firefighter who has had cancer, or maybe it is because my husband and I drive for and give our time to Pink Heals Guardians of the Ribbon Georgia chapter but I think that is awsome.
If any of you out there are interested in joining or driving to your local chapter, starting a chapter or giving your time to drive for the national tour I encourage you to do so. I can not begin to tell you how rewarding it is. The people you meet and the stories they share are meaningful. We drove to the Freedom Walk at Fort Stewart Ga. and a teenage girl broke out in tears when she saw the engine we had out there. We asked it she wanted to sign and it turns out she is a multiple time survivor.
Well that not only is bad assed, it makes our little Crown Vic look like a Barbie car :)
Most certainly I will be thought insensitive but, from here;
Estimated diagnoses for:
Prostate cancer - 217,730
Breast cancer - 207,090
Estimated deaths from:
Prostate cancer - 32,050
Breast cancer - 39,840
About 8,000 more women die each year from breast cancer than men from prostate cancer. Seems to me that that difference is not significant enough to warrant painting my engine pink. There's still 32,000 men dying of prostate cancer every year.
My point simply is that while cures for breast cancer are certainly important, so too is a cure for prostate cancer. So why distinguish between the two, as though one is more important than the other?
Thats really neat!
I haven't heard of many pink engines, but I have seen pink helmets and gloves floating in some departments in the area
I personally don't mind having a little extra attention thrown into the testicle/prostrate cancer research. Maybe Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream will donate some of their sales proceeds to further research on testicular / prostate cancer?
I just know people are going to love these Schweddy Balls. I hear that they are hand made.