Tulsa Firefighters Cared Enough to Wear Pink… and it paid off!

Tulsa Firefighters Local 176 is pleased to announce that $17,000 was raised for Oklahoma Project Woman, a statewide breast cancer organization.

During their annual conference, The Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma adopted a special resolution to recognize, support, and encourage their members to participate in a “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign in honor of women who battle cancer.

As part of this campaign, Tulsa firefighters decided to design and sell a pink t-shirt, with half of the proceeds going to OPW and the other half going to the “Fire Fighters Cancer Support Network.” Firefighters wore pink t-shirts on October 25, 26, and 27, 2010 to show their support. More than 3,400 of the pink t-shirts were sold, raising $17,000 for Oklahoma Project Woman. In addition, Meeks Lithographing Company donated the vinyl wrapping of Engine 5 in order to turn the truck pink. Engine 5 remains pink during 2011 to show support for breast cancer survivors in Tulsa.

Oklahoma Project Woman, Inc. (OPW) is a comprehensive program providing breast health education, no cost mammography, diagnostic procedures and surgical services for women with no health insurance and limited financial resources. Since its beginning in 1998, Oklahoma Project Woman has provided breast healthcare for more than 19,000 uninsured Oklahomans. 403 people have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

A press conference and check presentation has been scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Local 176 office, 1283 South Detroit Avenue. Engine 5 will be present.