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Going pink

Spokane's largest ambulance service is going pink for October.

American Medical Response has emblazoned one of its Spokane-based ambulances with bright pink stripes for breast cancer awareness month. Most of its 150 employees in Spokane also are wearing special pink shirts they bought themselves to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and prevention.

“We really believe it’s important to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, prevention and ways to screen for it,” Rocco Roncarati, general manager of AMR Spokane, said in a prepared statement. “Our employees have completely embraced this effort and they’re already jockeying over who gets to drive the pink ambulance.”

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