Mishawaka firefighters helping to extinguish breast cancer
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Local firefighters are working to save lives in a different way during the month of October.
For the second year in a row, Mishawaka firefighters are wearing pink shirts during the entire month of October to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. Firefighters say this year the T-shirts have a new design, and along with the new design, the crew has a new goal.
"We started this last year. That was our first campaign and we raised almost $3,000,” says Mishawaka firefighter James Elliott. “All the money went to a local charity, it all stays local. It goes to United Health Services to help provide mammograms to uninsured, uninsured men and women."
Firefighters say they have already sold out of T-shirts, but say they placed a second order today and expect the T-shirts to be in by the end of the week. The shirts are only $15, and can be purchased at any of the Mishawaka fire stations. All of the proceeds will be donated to the cause.