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Firefighters Turn Tyler Pink Oct. 1

TYLER, September 14, 2013--To raise awareness of women’s cancer, Tyler Firefighters urge area public safety officers, businesses, schools and citizens to wear pink on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to show that “Tyler cares enough to wear pink.” The entire community is invited to come to the Downtown Square in their pink shirts for the fifth annual TURN TYLER PINK event from 5-7 p.m.

Need a pink shirt? Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, Turn Tyler Pink shirts, hoodies and baseball caps can be purchased at:

The Tyler Professional Firefighters booth at the East Texas State Fair;

Gallery Main Street – 110 W. Erwin;

Holiday Inn South Broadway – 5701 S. Broadway; and

The Firefighter Combat Challenge Oct. 4-5 at the Broadway Square Mall.

Tyler Fire Fighters raised over $10,000 in 2012 for local cancer organizations. The primary method of fundraising is through the sale of the pink and black CARE shirts.

The Tyler Firefighters’ sale of the pink shirts began in 2008 when the wife of a fellow firefighter was struck with cancer. To raise funds to help the family, the department raised $12,000 by selling pink shirts.  In 2009, the effort grew significantly with an event held on the Downtown Square that attracted more than 500 people who wore pink in support of women who are fighting cancer.

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