One Surrey paramedic has found a unique way to incorporate pink into his uniform for Pink Shirt Day.
Daron MacDonald says he got the idea from a colleague in Vancouver who pointed out paramedics in Ottawa wearing pink epaulettes for cancer awareness.
“We thought what better than to wear epaulettes to take a stand against bullying showing our support from PHSA staff and BC EHS front line staff by wearing these pink epaulettes to show our commitment.”
MacDonald adds every BC Emergency Health Service employee, including supervisors, will be wearing the pink badge.
That’s about 4,000 staff members showing their support for the anti-bullying campaign.
“Through the support of our management and PHSA, they’ve been on board with us and made it happen for me which is great. And made it happen not just for me, but for the cause of Pink Shirt Day.”
There will be paramedics collecting donations during the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser on Granville St. and Georgia St. in downtown Vancouver Wednesday.