Fairfax County agencies go pink for breast cancer awareness


FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — The county’s safety agencies are showing their support for those battling cancer by wearing pink all month long.

Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, and the Department of Public Safety Communications are all participating by wearing pink t-shirts this month.

Though pink is traditionally worn in October to show support for breast cancer victims, a spokeswoman for Fairfax County Police said that the county wants to show support for everyone battling any kind of cancer. And on Oct. 18, all five agencies will join Supervisor Hudgens to issue a proclamation recognizing October as breast cancer awareness month.

In addition to the t-shirts, the police department has brought back their pink cruiser, which is covered in signatures, remembrances and tributes from people who have battled breast cancer, lost someone to breast cancer, or nursed someone through it.