Essential Workers Pull Together to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
ALBANY, NY (October 31, 2020) For the second straight year, the Albany Police Department has taken home top honors and bragging rights at the 4th annual CDTA Pink Bus Pull to support the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Coming in second place, the Albany Probationary Firefighters and rounding out the top three, the Albany Fire Department.
Essential workers and the community came together for the 4th annual Pink Bus Pull on Friday, October 30 to help raise critical dollars in the fight to end breast cancer and support the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Teams from CDTA, Albany Police Department, Albany Fire Department, Albany Medical Center, CDPHP and Commercial Lending Advisors brought teams of 8 people together to test their strength and race the clock as they pull a 30,000 pound pink bus 10 feet!
For the fifth year, CDTA is partnering with the American Cancer Society on its Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. As part of the initiative a pink bus is out on Capital Region Streets to raise awareness and support the campaign. Materials and decals to transform the pink bus were generously donated by NAPA Auto Parts, Lamar Advertising and Seifert Transit Graphics.
Last year, CDTA employees helped raised over $8,000 for Real Men Wear Pink. Overall, the 2019 Capital Region Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised more than $370,000 becoming the top earning campaign in the country!