The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association is pleased to endorse the following candidates: Brad Ashford for Congress; Mike McDonnell for Legislative District 5; Jill Brown or Justin Wayne for Legislative District 13; John Synoweicki for Legislative District 7; Rick Kolowski for Legislative District 31; Sara Howard for Legislative District 9; Bill Armbrust for Legislative District 39; and Colin Cavanaugh for the Omaha Public Power District board of directors.
On Sept. 29, 2015, Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association member, Rob Nigh, painted the fire hydrants of the Fire Fighters Memorial pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a collaborative effort with Project Pink’d, an Omaha-based and founded non-profit breast cancer organization. The #GetPinkd pink hydrants program kicked off Oct. 1 with a race between the fire fighters, wearing pink heels decorated by the survivors, and breast cancer survivors from Project Pink’d, wearing fire fighter boots.
Members of the public are encouraged to take selfies with the pink hydrants and share them on social media with the #GetPinkd. For every photo shared during October, the Fire Fighters will donate $1 back to Project Pink’d. This is the 3rd year fire fighters have partnered with Project Pink’d in the fight against breast cancer. Over the years, the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association has raised more than $5,000 in support of breast cancer awareness and Project Pink’d.
The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 385, is proud to once again partner with Project Pink’d, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting the mind, body and spirit of those diagnosed with breast cancer, on their #OmahaPinkdOut program.
The #OmahaPinkdOut initiative encourages Omahans to “Light It Up Pink’d” by purchasing a pink light bulb or flood light for their home’s exterior and keeping it lit throughout October. The public is encouraged to take photos alongside the lit bulbs and share them on social media with the hashtag #OmahaPinkdOut. For every photo shared using that hashtag during the month of October, the Fire Union will donate $1 back to Project Pink’d.
Bulbs are available for purchase from Sept. 18-Oct. 1 at the Union Hall, 6005 Grover St., for $5 each. T-shirts are also available for purchase at the hall for $15 each. All profits will be donated to Project Pink’d, which reinvests funds into local programs that helps breast cancer survivors thrive.