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Firefighters wear pink for cause
October focuses on breast cancer awareness
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Members of Ceres Firefighters Local #3636 are wearing pink T-shirts during their service in October to help draw public attention to breast cancer awareness. Early detection is the primary way women can help fight the disease, which strikes 8 out of 10. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ceres Firefighters Local #3636 are again donning pink T-shirts on the job as well as selling them to help promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising.

With city workers and police officers, the firefighters will also be teaming up with the Ceres Unified School District and the Ceres Chamber of Commerce in competitions that call attention to breast cancer. Firefighters and city workers will also be wearing pink ribbons, displaying ribbons on their assigned vehicles, or participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Pink T-shirts for both men and women are being sold for $15 at the Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth Street, LaMorenita Restaurant at 1667 Hatch Road; at River Oaks Golf Course, 3441 Golf Links Road, or at Embroidery Plys, 2415 Lawrence Street, Suite A.

Those pink shirts will also be worn when the Ceres Firefighters engage in their own version of the Coffee With A Cop in hosting a "Froyo with a Firefighter" event at Supermom's Frozen Yogurt in the Richland Shopping Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. The event is designed to allow the public to meet Ceres firefighters, be shown tours of the engines and equipment, ask questions about fire, medical, and life safety issues, and selling the pink shirts to continue their efforts to raise money to research ways to fight breast cancer which affects one in eight women during the course of their lives.

Firefighters are also arranging for a Monday, Oct. 21 fundraiser at La Morenita Restaurant on Mitchell Road where they will be the waiters. During those hours, 20 percent of sales will be donated to the Bill and Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment when customers present the fundraiser flyer found on the Ceres Police Department Facebook page or on the city's homepage