Firefighters in Dearborn have designed and are selling their own blue and pink duty shirts to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Proceeds from sales of the shirts will go to the American Cancer Society's research programs.
"The guys are always helping out in the community, and breast cancer research is one of the big issues that they try to support," DFD Chief Joseph Murray said.
The wildly popular fundraiser launched in 2012 to rave reviews, and firefighters donated roughly $1,800 to the American Cancer Society.
"People really like the shirts. We sold out pretty fast last year, and we're anticipating the same response this year," Murray said.
The shirts come in a variety of sizes and include the DFD logo in pink on the front and back. Prices range from $20 to $22. Shirts are available at station No. 4, 6501 Schaefer, between Ford Road and Warren Avenue. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
Murray said the fundraiser is catching on at other fire departments in Metro Detroit as well.
"It's nice that we're able to raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer in the community," he said. "Cancer affects everyone, and our guys are happy to do what they can to help find a cure."
For information on the shirts, call 313-943-4145
In addition to the T-shirt sale, the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive will sell pumpkins for $5 each at the Dearborn Fire Safety House, 19750 W. Outer Drive, from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. Cider, doughnuts, cookies, Coney dogs and face painting will be provided.