From the Alameda Fire Department:
During the month of October, Alameda firefighters are joining colleagues across the nation and proudly wearing pink T-shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Alameda firefighters are participating with the Breast Cancer Fund, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, whose mission is to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
“The Alameda Fire Department remains steadfast in its support of this important event. We are committed to do our part in eradicating this disease which has caused so many people to grieve”, said Alameda Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi.
All members of the fire department, along with many community members, participated in this recognition last year. The City of Alameda, the Alameda Fire Department and the Alameda Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 689, hope to draw attention to the continued need for cancer awareness and garner more support to find a cure.
In our continued effort to increase awareness and provide critical funding for this important cause, the Alameda firefighters have teamed up with local businesses to produce a limited quantity of pink AFD T-shirts that will be available for purchase by the public. The T-shirts are priced at $20, with all of the proceeds from sales being donated directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Pink T-shirt requests can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.