ProTransport-1 is pink for October again in 2014, continuing its tradition of promoting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a number of ventures reaching patients, healthcare partners and the public in the Bay Area, Sacramento and the Central Valley.
“Aside from transporting many women who are suffering through this deadly disease, many of us have been personally touched by it,” said ProTransport-1 President and Co-founder Elena Whorton. “It could have been your mother, an aunt or even a neighbor, and if you haven’t known and loved someone with breast cancer, the odds are almost certain that you will. Even with the advances in medicine, breast cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnosis a woman can receive. We see the helplessness and frailty of our loved ones; we know breast cancer has to be stopped.”
To honor those who have been touched by breast cancer, ProTransport-1 has fitted each ambulance in its fleet of more than 150 with a three-foot-tall pink ribbon. The vehicles will make upwards of 12,000 patient transports throughout October and will be seen by thousands more while on the move in as many as 23 Northern California counties. In addition to ambulances emblazoned with pink ribbons, ProTransport-1 has supplied its ambulance crews – EMTs, paramedics and nurses alike – with pink medical gloves as well as pink uniform undershirts.
ProTransport-1 will participate in Catwalk for a Cure on Friday, a fundraising event benefiting Sutter Health Cancer Screening and Support Services. ProTransport-1 EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers will strut across the stage during the fashion show portion of Catwalk for a Cure, which is held each year in ProTransport-1’s home base of Sonoma County. Through events like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day and Catwalk for a Cure, ProTransport-1 has supported breast cancer education and research through charitable participation for years and is eager to continue the trend.