Media Release

Firefighters Are Wearing Pink

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County firefighters have joined other firefighters in North Central Florida in celebrating this week as National Pink Heals Week. From October 25 - 27, firefighters are wearing pink in support of (and to raise money for) women battling cancer.

“Our local Firefighters, Paramedics, and Police officers have come together wearing pink uniform shirts, to show our support for the women in our lives who are battling cancer.” said  Kevin Rulapaugh, Alachua County Pink Heals Coordinator. "We believe we can help cure cancer by simply wearing pink, because 'Pink Heals'.”

Click here to make an online donation (All money raised are donated to the Southeastern Healthcare Foundation, a local foundation to help women obtain cancer treatment).

Click here to view the Alachua County Pink Heals Initiative Facebook group.

For more information click here, or contact Kevin Rulapaugh at 352-215-9712 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).