RED OAK — The Red Oak Firefighters Association is asking for the public’s help in the fight against cancer through its annual sale of pink T-shirts.

Proceeds from the sales of these shirts will go to help fund research and help families battling cancer.

“The Red Oak Firefighters Association kicked off its third year of the ‘Cares Enough to Wear Pink’ campaign at Founders day this year with a great start. The Firefighters are selling pink shirts with all proceeds going to cancer organizations,” association president Tanner Schlottman said.

“The money is sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and a portion is used for a cancer fund set up for the Red Oak Firefighters in case one of our firefighters shall have to face the battle of cancer.”

Schlottman said this campaign has received great support from the Red Oak School District. The district will be hosting a pink out day that will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, during the varsity football home game. The stadium is located at 154 Louise Ritter Road. 

This year’s shirt features a Maltese cross with a white ribbon with the phrase “Cares Enough to Ware Pink” printed in the middle. On the front of the shirt in the right hand corner features the departments logo and two pink ribbons.

Shirts will be sold out of station one located at 547 Methodist St and will be sold at the community pep rally at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Brookshire’s located at 105 E. Ovilla Road. The shirts are $10 for sizes youth extra small through adult extra large, $11for 2XL and $12 for 3XL.

Any business that would like to order shirts for their employees to wear are encouraged to contact Schlottman at tannersch@msn.com for ordering information.

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