Shirts on sale: Go pink supporting breast cancer awareness

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Reno Fire Department and Reno Police Department are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October 2017.

RFD and RPD are selling custom pink shirts to the public, 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.

Standard T-shirts are $10, women’s-style shirts are $15 and long-sleeve shirts are $20. A variety of sizes is available, including youth sizes.

To order an RFD pink shirt, email Brandon Blackbern at blackbernb@reno.gov for assistance and to check if the size is in stock.

“We thank the community for their participation and support of our charity-driven events that help us connect to our citizens,” says Blackbern, a Fire Equipment Operator. “We also recognize Autism Awareness Month during April with special shirts.”

In 2015, RPD joined the cause. To order an RPD pink shirt, email Colleen Guilford at guilfordc@reno.gov for assistance and to check if the size is in stock.

The general turnaround for those who order shirts is about two weeks.

In 2016, the pink shirts campaign raised $3,000 for Moms on the Run. Also, $800 from RPD’s Race for the Cure team went to Susan G. Komen of Northern Nevada.