Company 5 Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department goes pink this October; members and career staff will participate in several local events for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The www.chvfd.org website will feature a pink ribbon and the red paint scheme will changed to match Engine 805B in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Engine 805B, also known as “Pinky,” helps raise awareness and is always a big hit with community members and Breast Cancer survivors. Starting in late September, you will be able to see “Pinky” at serveral events in the D.C. metropolitan area.

The first of these events took place this past weekend, on September 29, at the Largo Healthy Tailgate sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Members brought “Pinky” to the Largo Medical Center prior to the the Redskins game. Former Redskins players where in attendance, along with the Redskins Band, Redskins Cheerleaders, and Olympic Medalist Dominique Dawes.

Upcoming events that “Pinky” and the crews will participate in include:

October 6, 2013 – 10 a.m.
Making Strides of Washington DC
The National Mall – 15th and Constitution Avenue (near the Washington Monument)

October 6, 2013 12 – 3 p.m.
“Breast Cancer Bites” for 94.7 Fresh FM
The Artisphere in Rosslyn Va.

October 11-13, 2013
Susan G. Komen 2013 Washington, DC 3-Day®

October 12, 2013 – 12 – 4 p.m.
Fire Prevention Life Safety Day
Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department
Come get your picture taken with “Pinky” and learn how you can stay safe!

October 20, 2013
Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears
NFL: A Crucial Catch Campaign