Havelock gets help from Poland in fight against breast cancer

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 04:42 PM.

The initiative got a boost when a fire department in Kurow, Poland, expressed interest in some of Havelock’s pink shirts so they could do their own video.

“That was started with Ned Cieszko,” Zaccardelli said of the Havelock business owner. “That turned out to be a lot of fun. They purchased our pink T-shirts through Ned. It’s been a good camaraderie between ourselves and our brother firefighters in Poland.”

The newspaper in Kurow detailed the effort in a story: “The idea came through the sharing and cooperation which is being developed between the Havelock Fire Brigade in the USA and their companions of Kurow. The Havelock women have been supported in the past, now is the time to move it to our local soil.”

Initially, the T-shirts were held up in customs but eventually made it to the Kurow firefighters, who then mirrored the Havelock department in making their own video.

The video begins with Kurow fire engines pulling out of the station and through what appears to be the heart of the community. Firefighters, spouses and their children, all wearing the Havelock Fire and Rescue Department Brave Enough to Wear Pink T-shirts, come together in a town commons to dance for the video.

“It’s neat. If we can help raise awareness over there, that would be great,” Zaccardelli said.

The Havelock video can be viewed at www.pinkglovedance.com/videos/2013-video-contest/carolina-east-health-system/. A link to the Kurow department’s Pink Glove Dance video can be seen by going to the Havelock Fire and Rescue Department Facebook page. 

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