Dallas firefighters play part in awareness campaign

October 30, 2013 by  

Firefighters across North Texas, including Dallas, have shown their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing specially made T-shirts in October. The campaign is called ‘Care Enough to Wear Pink’ and is supported by Dallas Fire-Rescue.

Dallas crews began the campaign on October 11, when firefighters could change out of their usual uniform and wear one of the T-shirts, which are blue and emblazoned with a pink ribbon and lettering. The crew was be permitted to wear the Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts in place of the regular attire until October 20. Other fire crews took part in Texas as well, including Irving, Richardson, Plano, and Garland.

All the crews have been permitted to wear the T-shirts for various lengths of time. Garland crews could only wear the shirt till Monday October 14, while Irving fire fighters started to wear their shirts on Saturday October 13 and can wear them until the end of October. Plano and Richardson fire crews will be able to wear their T-shirts towards the end of October for a couple of days. In 2012, $10,000 was raised by Dallas Fire-Rescue and it hopes to raise more this year.

It is possible to buy the T-shirts from the Senior Fire Prevention Officer, Shanetra Brown, who has survived breast cancer twice. Local poster printing services may have been used to promote the campaign, along with brochures detailing the T-shirts. Some of the money raised by the campaign will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.