Firefighters care enough to wear pink

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Once again, Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) will join fire departments across the country in the “Care Enough to Wear Pink” campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and show our support for individuals who have battled, or are currently battling this deadly disease. Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, shape or form; and that is why members of DFR will go “pink” for the entire month of October, by voluntarily changing out their regular uniform shirts for pink T-shirts to show their support. Having participated in the campaign for the past six years, DFR’s efforts to show its support are spearheaded by its lead advocate, and four-time breast cancer survivor, Fire-Prevention Lieutenant Shanetra Brown-Armstrong. In 2018, $6,000 from T-shirt sales were donated between to the Bridge Breast Network of Dallas and the Sisters Network Incorporated. For more information, call 214-670-7949. — Jason Evans