There will be a lot of pink around Michiana in October, as residents join in on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And one profession that usually sticks to blue, hopes their efforts will encourage others to do the same.
Mishawaka is among other local fire departments that go "pink" for cancer research and fundraising during the month October. They joined the national campaign 3 years ago, by wearing pink throughout the month, and selling t-shirts to generate funds for local organizations dedicated to cancer care. Short-sleeved shirts are $15 and can be purchased at City Hall in room 105.
Other departments like Clay Territory Fire and South Bend also participate in the pink campaign. Clay sells t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies and hats all year long. South Bend sells short and long sleeve shirts at the Central Fire Station for $15.