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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus firefighters will be easy to spot this October as they trade in their blue uniform shirt for a bright pink shirt.

Crews will wear “Firefighters for a Cure” pink shirts through the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the first time Columbus firefighters have worn pink shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The shirts were designed by Hoosier Sporting Goods of Columbus. Two shirt designs were created for CFD. One design is for the firefighters, and the second design is for family members of firefighters.

“Our department has been affected by various types of cancer and we wanted to join the fight to raise awareness,” said Battalion Chief Mark Ziegler, who orchestrated the pink shirt project.

Firefighters will have the option to wear the “Firefighters for a Cure” pink shirt throughout the month of October.