A group of firefighters from Great Falls, Montana, has presented $9,500 to local cancer organizations from their "Care Enough to Wear Pink" fundraiser.
The firefighters came up with the idea to wear and sell pink t-shirts in honor of breast cancer awareness
and succeeded in selling 950 of their products. The fire department hopes that the fundraiser becomes an annual tradition and continues to help patients and their families living with the deadly disease.
"It's just huge, if we can wear a shirt for a week and sell shirts for a month and raise almost ten thousand dollars for local cancer research, we're going to do that every year," said a Great Falls firefighter.
The money raised will go to the Benefis Healthcare Foundation, Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute and Women Against Breast Cancer. The initiative was a rousing success for the Great Falls fire department who will continue their support for these noble causes and plan to sell shirts into 2011.
Benefis Healthcare Foundation is the largest hospital in Montana and their service area is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined!