AMR goes pink to raise breast cancer awareness | Business
During the month of October you might see a flash of pink around town when you pass an American Medical Response ambulance. AMR in Spokane and Moses Lake have each outfitted one ambulance with pink in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.
“I think it's important for us to be involved in our community,” said Jerry Luck, Manager of Operations for AMR. He hopes that seeing the flash of pink around town will remind women to make a doctor appoint and get screened.
AMR employees have also purchased pink t-shirts to wear while on shift that say “Raising awareness in Eastern Washington” on the back. The money raised from the t-shirt sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
“Our employees are very happy that we're getting behind and supporting a cause,” said Melody Westmoreland, Director of Operations. “Cancer, as a rule, is something that impacts every one of us at some point.”
Last year, AMR employees raised around $750. Currently they have matched the previous donation. While only one ambulance in each area has the pink stripe, several of them are sporting pink ribbon decals encouraging the community to join the fight.