Firemen thinking pink


Sunnyside firefighters (L-R) Mickey L. Gillie, Paul Filicetti and Gregg O. Hutchinson model the light pink shirts their firehouse is wearing throughout the final week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The back features an enlarged version of the Sunnyside Fire Department patch with a pink ribbon to show Sunnyside firefighters care enough to wear pink

Sunnyside firefighters have donned specially made pink t-shirts for the final week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The fire house is a member of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), where 300,000 members are expected to help support the "Care Enough to Wear Pink" campaign.

The t-shirts feature the Sunnyside Fire Department patch on the front and an enlarged version on the back, overlapped with a pink ribbon.

The shirts were purchased from Rainier Embroidery and Design, an Enumclaw company that provides IAFF firehouses with clothing and gear. Half of the t-shirt cost ($11.50 each) will be donated to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation.

Sixty-three t-shirts were ordered by the Sunnyside Fire Department, but the department is considering a second order if there is enough interest in the shirts.


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