You may be used to seeing white Emergency Medical Service (EMS) trucks dashing about town, but now you could see a flash of pink. More ambulances are donning the color in support of breast cancer patients and awareness.
For example, the Prince Georges Country, Md., Fire and EMS Department now owns a pink paramedic unit, according to Baltimore Fox affiliate WBFF. Jeff Callaway, a department member, designed the graphics displayed on the truck.
"It is an honor to lead the Department's effort to keep Breast Cancer Awareness a 365 day-a-year project," Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor told the source. "The Fire/EMS Department is proud to display pink and use some of our apparatus as vehicles to help deliver the message to help find a cure."
Additionally, the department members wear pink uniforms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place annually in October. Though still in the works, the pink truck is scheduled to be ready for use in May.
Prince Georges County isn't the only community to drive a pink ambulance. A EMS company in Luzerne County, Pa., also sends pink trucks out during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, according to Scranton ABC affiliate WNEP. Community members who donate money can sign their names on the truck. All donations will benefit breast cancer research and patient aid.Whizzco