OC firefighters don cancer-fight pink
Firefighters with the City of Orange are putting on the pink, and sporting their pastel pink T-shirts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness. According to City of Orange Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Ziller, the Orange Professional Firefighters Association is also selling the pink shirts to the public for $15 each at Fire Station #3 (1717 MLK). The back of the shirt reads “City of Orange Fire Rescue, Tough Enough to Wear Pink.”
The firefighter’s goal, said Ziller, is to raise $2,500 for the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” program, which provides educational outreach focusing on breast, prostate, testicular, ovarian, and other gynecological cancers; free mammograms and prostate cancer screenings with access to follow-up treatment for medically underserved women and men; and a tobacco prevention program, which targets both adults and children.