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October 4, 2010
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Chief Niles Ford, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, 402-441-7315
Captain Jeff Hatcher, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, 402-770-5011

Firefighters Don Pink Shirts To Fight Breast Cancer

Lincoln firefighters will show their support for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink shirts on duty October 4 through 6, 17, and 25 through 27. The "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign was started by firefighters to show support for women in their communities affected by the disease. The local campaign is sponsored by the Lincoln Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 644.

"Almost everyone has had a friend or loved one affected by breast cancer," said Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Niles Ford. "We want to encourage everyone to learn more about the disease during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We also want to encourage participation in the ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk Sunday, October 17 at Holmes Lake."

More information on the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign is available at The site also includes a link to the walk, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

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