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Greenfield Fire Department 'Going Pink' For Breast Cancer Awareness

The firefighters will wear, sell pink t-shirts through the end of this month.

No, the City of Greenfield did not change its city colors.

Instead, the city’s firefighters are just doing their part to promote breast cancer awareness.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, starting Friday, the fire department will sell pink t-shirts with the department logo for $15 at . All the proceeds will go the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

“I think it’s just a huge issue and we wanted to support it,” said Melissa Janson, one of two firefighters to take the lead on this project. “It’s something we can get into, and support a cause at the same time.”

In addition to selling the t-shirts, firefighters will wear the shirts designed by firefighter Greg Holz while on duty through the end of the month.

Janson admits the project is off to a slow start since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is half over as of Saturday, but she said better late than never.

“Our hope is to wear them every day and sell a bunch of them as well,” she said. “We don’t have any (sales goals). We’ll just see how it goes this year and if we sell out, we’ll get more. … Hopefully it gets bigger and bigger each year.”

Those interested in purchasing a shirt must do so with cash or check.

Kim Wocelka October 13, 2011 at 08:37 PM
I want one of these shirts. Which station is staion 2? The one by the police department or the one off of 92nd? I just might be there after dropping my son off at school tomorrow :)
David Cotey October 13, 2011 at 08:50 PM
Hey Kim, Station 2 is the one on 92nd Street!

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