Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the fifth year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been estimated that there are over 233,000 new cases each year and over 40,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,400 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 would like to thank all those who support us during this campaign and we look forward to putting an end to breast cancer.

Starting on Thursday, October 1st, and continuing through the entire month, firefighters will be seen wearing these pink tee-shirts while at structure fires, car accidents, medical aids and many other types of calls supporting this wonderful cause. Citizens throughout the county often will express their support & thanks to firefighters for helping to raise awareness and to keep "fighting the fight.” Firefighters from The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 raise money each year for this cause by purchasing and selling pink tee-shirts.

These pink tee-shirts are available for purchase during normal business hours from our office at 112 Blue Ridge Drive, Martinez, 94553. Our office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays.

The tee-shirts cost $15 each and all proceeds go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation. We currently have sizes small through 3XL in stock. For more information you can contact our office at (925) 932-1230.

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