Through the month of October, the Watertown Fire Department will add a touch of pink to their blue uniforms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you can get one of their T-shirts, too, and support patients undergoing treatment for the disease.
Firefighter Bob Power is organizing the effort this year, and has seen what going through treatment for breast cancer can be like.
“My wife was diagnosed two-and-a-half years ago,” Power said. “She has been cancer free for about two years.”
The money raised by the WFD is given to those undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Insurance does not cover many expenses for patients.
“If someone needs help they can ask (the Fire Department),” Power said. “It can be used for things like cosmetic reasons or co-pays.”
Last year, the Watertown Fire Department raised around $8,000. The shirts were pink with blue logos last year, but this year they are navy with pink logos.
Shirt sales began at the Faire on the Square, and they are still available. Those interested in purchasing shirts can stop by the main Watertown Fire Station, 99 Main St., Watertown. They cost $15 for short sleeved and $20 for long sleeved.