Hills firefighters go pink

October is not only Fire Prevention Month; it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rochester Hills firefighters have joined numerous departments across the country in their efforts to raise awareness of the disease.

For the month of October, the department traded its traditional uniform for pink shirts with a special logo, a breast cancer ribbon in the center of their department crest.

“The color pink has become symbolic of breast cancer awareness,” said Mayor Bryan Barnett. “Many people in our community have been touched by cancer, and this campaign will help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.”

Thanks to the support of residents who purchased T-shirts to support the cause, the Fire Department collected more than $1,700 to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The shirts are still available by calling (248) 656-4720.

“We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. This is an opportunity for us to show our support and do our part to help this worthy cause,” Fire Chief Ron Crowell said.

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