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Posted on: October 6, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Help firefighters increase awareness about breast cancer in T-shirt fund-raiser

During October, join Holly Springs firefighters to raise awareness about breast cancer. The Fire Department is selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts, accepting donations and forwarding all proceeds to the N.C. Triangle to the Coast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit corporation that supports breast cancer research and families affected by breast cancer.

"Our goal is to raise awareness for breast cancer in our community by wearing our T-shirts on all shifts during the month of October,” said LeRoy Smith, Fire Department chief. "We want to keep the donations local and to support women in our community.”

The campaign is the third-annual fund-raiser conducted by the department in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, firefighters will wear black shirts with a pink logo.

“That means, when they barrel off our trucks, you might see pink under those big brown coats,” Smith said.

The shirts are for sale to the public for $20. Pink and grey shirts with the same design are for sale for $15. Pink shirts from previous years are available for $5 each. Purchase shirts weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Station 1 at 700 Flint Point Lane.

The shirts also will be for sale at events including:

  • Holly Springs famers market, Saturdays Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., downtown Holly Springs
  • Fire Station 2 Open House, Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fire Station 2 at 1140 Avent Ferry Road
  • HollyFest, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sugg Farm

For more information, call the Fire Department’s non-emergency number at (919) 567-4733.

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