Midwood Ambulance Unveils NYC’s First-Ever Pink Ambulance

Midwood Ambulance recently celebrated EMS Week by unveiling their newest vehicle, a brand-new pink ambulance designed and dedicated to supporting breast cancer awareness.

The first of its kind in the New York City area, this incredibly unique pink ambulance by Midwood Ambulance has the pink breast cancer ribbon logo emblazoned on it along with the “Join the Fight” slogan painted on the vehicle.  EMT’s and paramedics working on this ambulance will be wearing pink gloves.

During the festivities, a giant tarp was literally pulled off the pink ambulance by representatives of the American Cancer Society and a group of breast cancer survivors, along with Midwood Ambulance staff who, in honor of breast cancer awareness, wore pink “Join the Fight” shirts and pink gloves.  Several Midwood employees also received 20-year length of service awards at the event that included a staff bar-b-que under a large tent.

Al Rapisarda, President of Midwood Ambulance, stated, “We are proud to serve the New York City community and beyond as the health and well being of all residents of our region is so very important to us.  Our pink ambulance will be a visual reminder every day of our commitment to the patients we serve, many of whom have been diagnosed with breast cancer.”  He adds, “We want to show our support for these women by creating awareness, promoting prevention, education and treatment of breast cancer… and not just during the month of October, when there is a national focus on breast cancer, but through a commitment all year-round.”

According to Mr. Rapisarda, “Our commitment to breast cancer is personal.  As a family-owned business actively run by five siblings, our mother, Frances Rapisarda, is a breast cancer survivor, and it is our wish to honor her, along with all women, with this important campaign.  Midwood Ambulance is proud to serve our community with outstanding emergency and non-emergency medical transportation, with unparalleled customer service and compassion.”

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (except for skin cancers).  About 1 in 8 of all women in the US (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  At this time there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.  Today, two out of three people diagnosed with cancer are surviving.  In fact, more than 400 people a day in the US are celebrating birthdays that would have otherwise been lost to the disease.

This year, the American Cancer Society is turning 100 years old.  Midwood Ambulance is proud to be a part of this effort to Join the Fight against breast cancer.

Founded in 1956, Midwood Ambulance is one of the largest privately-owned medical transportation businesses in the New York City area.  A leader in ambulance services, Midwood Ambulance works closely with hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities as well as companies to provide emergency and non-emergency transportation with the highest level of personal service and quickest response times possible.

For more information or to schedule the pink ambulance at an event, please contact Midwood Ambulance at (718) 645-1000 or visit their website at www.midwoodambulance.com.

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