Kelowna firefighters wear pink for the cure

This September, the Kelowna Fire Department will swap their typical uniforms for something a little more colourful.

Throughout September, all members of the Fire Department will be wearing pink t-shirts while on duty to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure.

“The Kelowna Professional Firefighter's Association is once again excited to partner with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research,” says Jason Picklyk, Kelowna Firefighter. “We are selling the pink shirts at Station 1 on Enterprise Way to raise money and awareness for this great cause. The shirts are of course pink and include the phrase Brave enough to wear pink, because we care.”
A minimum donation of $20 is being requested for a pink shirt. Anyone interested in purchasing a shirt can contact Jason Picklyk at 250-859-1517. All sale proceeds will support the Kelowna Professional Firefighter's Charitable Society's donation to this year's CIBC Run for the Cure.

The 22nd annual CIBC Run for the Cure takes place on Sunday October 6, at City Park in Kelowna. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led fundraising event for breast cancer in Canada. For more information, visit

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