October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Ceres Fire Department is doing its part to raise awareness and money to help battle breast cancer.
Ceres Firefighters Local #3636 are donning pink T-shirts on the job as well as selling them to help promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising. Pink T-shirts for both men and women are being sold at the Supermom’s Frozen Yogurt in the Richland Shopping Center.
Firefighters are also putting on tonight’s Hot Pink Cancer Benefit and will wait on tables at La Morenita from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Bill and Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock when customers presented a fundraiser flyer.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during the course of their lives.
In other action, firefighters will be out on Mitchell Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday for the annual Muscular Dystrophy fundraising effort, “Fill the Boot.” Over the last nine years the Ceres community has donated over $114,700 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All of this money has gone to benefit local treatment centers that provide medical treatment, medical equipment and send local children with muscular dystrophy to specialized week-long summer camps.