Firefighters Go Pink

UConn Health Center Firefighters Go Pink

UConn Health Center firefighters model their pink breast cancer awareness shirt: (from left) firefighter paramedic Joe Speich, Capt. Daryl Byrne, firefighter paramedic Josh Levin, Capt. Tirrell Cox, Deputy Chief Greg Priest, firefighter Leslie Prior, Capt. Chris Brewer, Capt. Frederica Weeks, Lt. John Pickert, Lt. Wendell Cote, and firefighter paramedic Dan Massaro. (Photo provided by Wendell Cote)

The UConn Health Center Fire Department is going pink in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In a coordinated effort with their counterparts at the Storrs station, other state agencies, and the International Association of Firefighters Local S-15, firefighters from the UConn Health Center station have joined in buying and wearing custom-made pink shirts to call attention to breast cancer and the search for a cure.

The pink breast cancer awareness shirts custom-made for the UConn Fire Department feature a chest patch (left) and full artwork on the back (right).

The pink breast cancer awareness shirts custom-made for the UConn Fire Department feature a chest patch (left) and full artwork on the back (right).

“Our shirts have generated some significant interest, so we’re placing another order of shirts that will be available for sale to the UConn Health Center community,” says Deputy Chief Greg Priest. “Proceeds from the shirt sales go to the UConn Foundation to support breast cancer research. We’re pleased to support a great cause.”

Orders for the long-sleeved T-shirts will be accepted until the morning of Monday, Oct. 8, by email to priest@uchc.edu. Prices are $20 for sizes small through extra-large, $22 for 2XL, and $23 for 3XL. Payment will be due upon receipt.


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