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Kingsley firefighers to don pink t-shirts to support breast cancer awareness

Release Number: 020913

During the month of October, fire fighters from Kingsley Field will swap their traditional blue t-shirts for pink ones in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

"The fire service has tradition of providing assistance of this in need, even for a non-emergency event," said Mr. Howard Owens, Kingsley Field Deputy Fire Chief. "Fire Department members have unified for support of charities, including Muscular Dystrophy (MDA) and now Pink in October for breast cancer."

Pink is the traditional color symbol for breast cancer, and the t-shirt is a representative of that, explained Owens.

The Kingsley Field Fire Department will also make these t-shirts available for purchase to the public. They will join the community at the Third Thursday event downtown Sept. 19, 2013, where they will be selling the pink t-shirts. The t-shirts are available in sizes small through XXXL, and the cost of the shirt is $15. All profits will be donated to the Sky Lakes Medical Center, Breast Cancer Center. The proceeds will be used in the local community to offer free mammograms to those who cannot afford this expensive examination.

October is traditionally a very busy month for these fire fighters with National Fire Prevention week, the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial, and now National Breast Cancer Awareness month. "These are examples on how firefighters band together to support causes that are important," said Owens.

T-shirts can be purchased at the Third Thursday event or by contacting Kingsley fire fighter Ryan Barnes at 541-885-6244.