Toronto residents may see Paramedics, Emergency Medical Dispatchers and Operations Support staff wearing pink throughout the entire month of October.
That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and employees of Toronto Paramedic Services, in partnership with the Toronto Paramedic Association, are purchasing pink slip-ons to wear on their uniform epaulettes throughout the month. Employees donate $20.00 per pair of slip-ons which covers the production cost as well as a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Toronto Paramedic Services employees care deeply about their community and the residents they serve. Employees organize several similar fundraising campaigns for this and other charities throughout the year including campaigns for the United Way, Toy Mountain, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Mikey Network, ALS Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Tema Conter Memorial Trust.