Goldsboro firefighters are used to battling blazes, but this is the time of year they also join the fight against breast cancer.
For the 9th year in a row, the Goldsboro Fire Department will help Southeastern Cancer Care’s Cures for the Colors with the sale of special breast cancer awareness t-shirts.
Goldsboro Fire Chief Ron Stempien praised his teammates that help to put the fundraiser together year after year.
Chief Stempien says the department raised $6,267 with the t-shirt fundraiser last year, and they’re hoping to grow this year.
The annual effort hits close to home for the fire chief.
Stempien, who lost both of his parents to cancer, says “it means a lot to me.”
This year’s shirts are primarily blue with the slogan “No One Fights Alone” written across a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.
The t-shirts are on sale through the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To purchase one of the $20 t-shirts, contact the Goldsboro Fire Department Headquarters at 919-580-4262, visit the GFD’s Facebook page, or talk to any Goldsboro firefighter.