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Plumbers Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Employees of LRS Plumbing are wearing pink shirts all month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Employees of LRS Plumbing are wearing pink shirts all month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Photo: Darren LaJhon/LaJhon Photography)
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Here's your chance to see a bunch of plumbers in a color they probably don't normally sport: bright pink. Of course it's for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when everything and everyone from the Eiffel tower to firefighters go pink.

In line with the plumbers' motto, “Changing the Way You View Plumbers,” the dapper guys (and gals) at LRS Plumbing in Los Angeles are donating part of their revenue during October to a leading breast cancer charity.

LRS Plumbing is a family-owned business run by Leonard Redway and his four brothers, who were dubbed “5RB” (for 5 Redway Brothers) by their mother when they were growing up. They’ve been active in other charity work, including sending two members of the company to New Orleans to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, they used part of the proceeds from their popular calendar “The Plumbers” to donate to the Jenesse Center for domestic violence prevention. Their families and friends had been affected by breast cancer, so this year they chose to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

“LRS Plumbing is elated to partner with the NBCF…to bring awareness to an epidemic that affects so many families on a daily basis,” says Leonard Redway, the president of LRS Plumbing and a fourth-generation plumber.

About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Death rates from breast cancer have been decreasing since 1989 according to breastcancer.org.