They’re the first faces you see when you have an emergency and need help.
And when one of their own is in need of support, firefighters are just as quick to lend a hand.
That’s the idea behind a tasty fundraiser that will fill your stomach with pink goodness.
Next Saturday (Oct. 25), the Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society will host its inaugural Pink Pancake Breakfast in support of the BC/Yukon Breast Cancer Foundation.
From 9 a.m. to noon at the Town Centre Fire Station at 1300 Pinetree Way, firefighters will serve up a pink breakfast to the public for a suggested donation of $5.
Kim Saulnier, a fire inspector with the department and an event organizer, said the department decided to put on the breakfast in support of colleagues and family members. She explained the department acquired a pink fire truck last year to support a fire captain who underwent treatment for breast cancer.
The captain is back at work, but another member’s wife is going through a similar situation.
“There’s so many of our members here at Coquitlam Fire where their family members have had to fight breast cancer and, sad to say, there may be more,” Saulnier said, noting October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We want to fight cancer like we fight fire, like a team.”
Besides eating breakfast, the event will give attendees a chance to dine in the hall and tour the pink fire truck.
Saulnier said the department is hoping for a big turnout and to make the pink breakfast an annual event.
If you’re going to head down to the fire hall that day, there are a couple of things to consider:
Guests are asked not to enter at the front of the fire hall — as the entrance is needed in case vehicles have to leave for an emergency. Instead, use the north entrance.
Parking Lot E in Town Centre Park will be opened up for free parking during the event, as will the Pinetree Secondary lot.
For more information on the event or updates on the charitable society, go to www.intoourcommunity.com. - See more at: http://www.thenownews.com/community/pink-breakfast-oct-25-1.1431161#sthash.5WzzlKdy.dpuf