Care Enough to Wear Pink Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and your OKC Firefighters Local 157 is helping raise funds to support the over 250,000 women who will be diagnosed with the disease this year. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
During the month of October, the Local 157 is selling one-of-a-kind “Care Enough to Wear Pink” t-shirts, which are approved by the OKC Fire Department to wear while on duty. (This is the ONLY time of year OKC Firefighters are allowed to wear something other than their standard issue blue shirts.)
These custom-designed shirts (along with matching wristbands) are only $20 and can be purchased at the Local 157 offices (157 N.W. 6th Street – Downtown OKC). Over the last few years, the Local 157 has raised more than $15,000 which has been donated to two breast cancer funds – Susan G. Komen as well as an internal fund to help OKC Firefighters whose spouses may be battling the disease.
We would love to see our community support us, as well as women across OKC who are fighting a courageous battle agains this deadly disease. So stop by our offices (we’re open Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm) and help us raise awareness (and donations) for those fighting breast cancer.