Merced City Firefighters want you to think pink

FRESNO, Calif.

Sean Tierney, Merced City Fire Dept. said, "For me, it was a real personal cause, my grandmother passed away from breast cancer and it was just a really unique way, especially in the Central Valley to get the message out about breast cancer. It's not just a bunch of firemen wearing pink shirts, it's a real good cause."

The department will sell the shirts for $12 at fundraising events around Merced throughout the month. 100 percent of the proceeds go to breast cancer research.

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The shirts are $12. People can get them by calling the number below, going on fb, or attending one of their fundraising events in October:

(209) 385-6891 http://www.facebook.com/#!/MercedFirefighters

The Merced City Firefighters Union will hosting various fundraising events around the City of Merced during the month of October. Pink T-shirts similar to the ones worn by the firefighters will be available for sale at the events with 100 percent of the money raised going to breast cancer research. Details of events can be found on the Merced City Firefighters Facebook page or at IAFF1479.org.

Oct. 1 Breast Cancer Awareness Month kickoff Merced City Fire Station 51, 99 E. 16th Street. Merced
Oct. 6, Market on Main Street booth, Downtown Merced
Oct. 12, Florencio's is "Going Pink," The Promenade, 731 E Yosemite Ave Suite D, Merced
Oct. 13 Market on Main Street booth, Downtown Merced
Oct. 21 Pink Out UC Merced volleyball, UC Merced campus
Oct. 21 Golden Valley Football Game
Oct. 22 Florencio's is "Going Pink" The Promenade, 731 E Yosemite Ave Suite D, Merced
* During "Going Pink" at Florencio's 20 percent of all sales will go to Passionately Pink.

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