Athens Firefighters Are Putting On The Pink

By: Holly Hollman

Athens firefighters will have a hue of pink in their uniform for the month of October. Crews will be wearing Breast Cancer Awareness Month T-shirts in support of those who have or are battling the disease.
Each year, Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary designs a shirt the firefighters wear, and the auxiliary sells the shirts as a fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation’s Pink Elephant program that supports awareness and treatment of breast cancer.

This year’s shirt is gray with pink lettering that includes a fire hose shaped as a pink ribbon in the name Athens Fire. The Comfort Color shirts are $20 and are available at Station No. 1 at 950 W. Washington Street from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-262-1390.
By: Holly Hollman
City of Athens Communications Specialist