Essential Workers and the Community Pull Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
ALBANY, NY (October 16, 2021) The Albany County Sheriff’s Department has taken home the coveted pink bus trophy and bragging rights as the champions of the 5th annual CDTA Pink Bus Pull to support the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Coming in second place, the Albany Fire Department and rounding out the top three, the Menands Police Department. Nearly $3,500 was raised at the event.
Essential workers and the community came together for the 5th annual Pink Bus Pull on Friday, October 15 to help raise critical dollars in the fight to end breast cancer and support the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Teams from CDTA, FBI, Albany County Executive’s Office, Albany Police Department, Albany Department of General Services, Albany Medical Center, East Greenbush Police, Rensselaer Police, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Siena Baseball, Spectrum News and NOVUS Clothing brought teams of 8 people together to test their strength and race the clock as they pull a 30,000 pound pink bus 25 feet!
For the sixth year, CDTA is partnering with the American Cancer Society on its Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. As part of the initiative two pink buses are out on Capital Region Streets to raise awareness and support the campaign. Materials and decals to transform the pink buses 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 2020 Capital Region Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised $397,840 and was the top earning campaign in the country for the second year in a row.