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Locals, Town & Businesses Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

By on Oct 6 2013.
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If you’re driving around town and you think you’re seeing pink everywhere, your glasses are just fine!  October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Springfield Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Credit:  Township of Springfield)

Springfield Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Credit: Township of Springfield)

Springfield municipal employees have donned pink t-shirts and will be wearing them each Friday in October.  A post on Facebook explains, “The Township of Springfield employees proudly support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The Madison Health Department sponsored the awareness of Breast Cancer, in cooperation with the Springfield Fire Department.”  The message was accompanied by a picture of more than three dozen employees wearing the pink t-shirts.

The Springfield Fire Department also announced their October plans on their Facebook page.  “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Springfield Firefighters, along with other firefighters throughout the country, are supporting this nationwide campaign. The Springfield Fire Firefighters have re-designed their traditional on-duty t-shirts from a blue shirt to pink shirts with an added breast cancer awareness logo. For the month of October, the Firefighters will be purchasing these shirts as part of their on-duty stationwear.”

Springfield Fire Department Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Springfield Fire Department Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This is the second year of the campaign by the firefighters.  Just as they did last year, they are making the shirts available to the public. “The Springfield FMBA Local #57 is offering these shirts to the public for a $20.00 donation and all the profits benefit the American Cancer Society. The shirts are available at Fire Headquarters beginning October 1st. The Firefighters will also have a booth at the Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce Festival and Car Show on October 20th. Please help your firefighters support women in their fight against cancer.”

In addition, to the t-shirts, the Springfield Fire Department has changed their profile picture to a pink ribbon.  Joining in on the internet pink transformation is Committeeman Ziad Andrew Shehady who has also changed his social media profile images to pink.  His website, Facebook, and Twitter all feature pink backgrounds, pink ribbons and a message that states “Springfield is going pink for October.”  Former Deputy Mayor and current Township Committee candidate Jerry Fernandez and his running mate, Diane Stampoulos, have also added pink ribbons to their Facebook pages.

A number of sports teams have added pink to their uniforms.  The younger Springfield football players have pink socks and the Jonathan Dayton High School Girls Volleyball teams hosted a “Pink Out” on Friday.

Even Springfield businesses are showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Popular breakfast destination Bagels Supreme on Mountain Avenue has been cranking out batches of pink bagels for sale starting this past Friday.

Is your business, team or organization sporting pink this October?  Send us a picture and we’ll feature your photo on our Facebook page!



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