October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the South Bend Fire Department is going pink to raise awareness and money.
Firefighters fell in line Monday with the pink shirts they will be wearing next month while on-duty.
The shirts are $15 and the money raised will help Young Survivors, a local breast cancer support group.
They will help women under the age of 40 receive a free mammogram if they have no insurance.
Breast cancers in women under the age of 40 are very aggressive and if they're not caught early they're caught in a much deadlier state and can mean the difference between surviving and not.
“I have two young women who were under 35 and their diagnosis was caught because they went through this program,” says Kim Zobrosly of Young Survivors. “And the one young lady had two young children under the age of five. They had no job, no spouse, nowhere to turn.”
You can buy a t-shirt at the Central Fire Station or local 362 Union Hall.