MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - At the Berkeley Medical Center, employees are joining an annual campaign by going pink, all in the name of breast cancer awareness.
"For October we purchased t-shirts from the Martinsburg fire department to support them and breast cancer and every Friday we're wearing those as a department in order to just raise awareness," says Lori Baker of the Berkeley Medical Center.
While the emergency and trauma nurses may appear to be rushing from one room to another, staff members say they're making an effort to slow down to raise awareness of the disease.
"We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of emergencies all the time. And we wanted to slow down and recognize something that may not be thought of as an emergency but it's still pretty important to our community," says Baker.
Workers at the emergency department say breast cancer is not just a medical issue, it's also a personal issue among many families in the community.
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