Farmington Hills firefighter t-shirt sales benefit cancer fund

Members of the Farmington Hills Fire Department will be “in the pink” this fall, selling t-shirts printed with pink breast cancer awareness ribbons as a fundraiser for the Beaumont Cancer Foundation.

Farmington Hills Fire pink t-shirt
Firefighter David Caloia is wearing the short sleeve fundraising t-shirt that sells for $20. (City of Farmington Hills)

Members of the Department will also be wearing the pink attire to promote further awareness in the battle against breast cancer.

Firefighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer – just one of many cancers linked to the work they do.

“Firefighters are motivated to get involved for many reasons, often it’s because they have been personally affected by the disease,” said John Kastran, Farmington Hills Senior Firefighter and Past President of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 2659. “We’re supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention and also encouraging everyone in the community to purchase a t-shirt so that no breast cancer patient goes without life-saving treatments or hope for a cure.”

Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts will be for sale while supplies last at Fire Station #5 located at 31455 W. 11 Mile Rd. (cash sales, exact change) and also during the City Wide Open House on Sunday, September 22 from noon until 4 p.m. (credit/debit cards accepted).

Long-sleeved t-shirts cost $25 and short-sleeved t-shirts cost $20, or you may purchase one of each style for $40. All proceeds will go to the Beaumont Cancer Foundation.

For more information, contact the Farmington Hills Fire Department at 248-871-2800.