Stevens Point Fire Department involves public in Breast Cancer Awareness
When it comes to fire departments, you may think of colors like red or yellow. However, pink may not be the first color that comes to mind. Yet, in Stevens Point, firefighters and staff at the Stevens Point Fire Department are sporting pink shirts throughout the month of October to show support for breast cancer awareness.
While the department has been wearing pink for the past four years, they are now adding a new twist to the campaign. Beginning October 1st, they have begun taking submissions for a design on the 2016 t-shirt. It is a contest that is open to the public, so they hope to get people involved.
"We are asking the public to get involved with this to design a new shirt and to submit it to us on our Facebook page it will be whoever has the most likes will win the contest." says Firefighter Jason Pettis.
The contest is something that breast cancer survivors in the community say means a lot. Lisa Taylor, who's husband serves on the Stevens Point Fire Department, says that she is very pleased to see the department actively promoting breast cancer awareness all while doing it in a fun way.
"Obviously men wearing pink shirts is a neat gesture." Taylor says.
If you are interested in submitting a design for the T-shirt contest, you can email a Jpeg image of your design to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due on October 17th. After that, voting will begin on the Stevens Point Firefighters IAFF Local 484 Facebook page.