GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Local firefighters prove the saying “real men wear pink.”
The Grand Junction Fire Department kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its “Pink October” campaign.
For the whole month, firefighters will be donning pink t-shirts to raise awareness and some funds.
GJFD shift public information officer Derek Trombetta said nearly 1000 fire departments across the country are participating.
“Cancer is something that’s a high likelihood for firefighter to develop throughout our career, so it’s something really near and dear to our hearts, as well as millions of people worldwide,” said Trombetta.
Mesa County residents can chip in, too. The pink t-shirts are available for $20 (cash or check) at all GJFD fire stations, on the engines and at the administration office at 333 West Avenue #D in Grand Junction.
Proceeds will go to Donations for Delaney.
“[Delaney is] a young girl that was actually diagnosed with cancer several years ago. She’s now in remission, but she actually chose to take it and pay it forward, so she’s actually donating, making care packages for children that are going through what she went through: games, toys, things to make them feel like kids,” said Trombetta.
He said all the firefighters are excited to wear pink this year, and he thinks it will be a tradition carried on for years to come.
For more information, you can call 970-244-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.