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Reno Fire Department goes pink in support of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”


renofiredepartment-pinkshirts-2014-300x224-5646515-2889912The Reno Fire Department will again be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October 2014 by wearing pink uniform shirts that have a white ribbon on the left sleeve.

The Reno Fire Department is selling the shirts for $10 each, with the proceeds benefiting Moms on the Run, a nonprofit organization in Reno. Moms on the Run assists local breast and gynecological cancer patients during their treatments.

“Supporting our local citizens and charities is very important to us,” Fire Equipment Operator Brandon Blackbern says. “We also recognize Autism Awareness Month during April with special shirts.”

For more information, or to purchase a shirt, call Blackbern at 775-544-1926 or email him at [email protected]. The Reno Fire Department will be working a booth and taking shirt orders at the Susan G. Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure on October 5, 2014 at Grand Sierra Resort.

The custom pink shirts were printed by Think Ink & Thread, located on 745 East Greg Street in Sparks. For more information about Think Ink & Thread, visit thinkinkandthread.com or call 775-846-4070.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.