In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Hannibal Fire Company and its auxiliary will be wearing pink T-shirts at several functions throughout the month, The auxiliary and fire company will be wearing the shirts during its monthly Bingo Oct. 28.

Hannibal Fire Company is going pink

by Andrew Henderson

In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Hannibal Fire Company and its auxiliary will be wearing pink T-shirts at several functions throughout the month, The auxiliary and fire company will be wearing the shirts during its monthly Bingo Oct. 28.by Andrew Henderson

The Hannibal Fire Company is going pink.

In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the department and the ladies auxiliary will be wearing pink T-shirts at several functions throughout the month, according to Lieutenant Carl Emmons Jr.

The ladies auxiliary, which is one of the most active auxiliaries in the county, purchased the T-shirts for the firefighters and auxiliary members.

Similar pink T-shirts will be available to purchase with the proceeds going to benefit breast cancer research.

“We want to raises awareness,” Emmons said. “Not a lot of people know that breast cancer also affects men. We have two guys who said they won’t wear the pink shirts — but they are.”

The department also purchased pink fire hoods from Jerome Fire Equipment Co. Some of the costs went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

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