Big Spring Firefighters Go Pink

by Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Pink seems to be the color in Big Spring and some unlikely people are wearing the color with pride to bring awareness to breast cancer and support those fighting it.

"It started as an initiative to turn the department pink," said Jay Holt with the Big Spring Fire Department.

Last year, the fire department in Big Spring started showing their support for women who had breast cancer. They wanted to bring awareness and raise money.

"We sell t-shirts for $15 each. The money we raise goes to support cancer organizations." said Holt.

The pink shirts not only show support for women with breast cancer, but for all women battling cancer.

"As a department we wear the color to show our support for her and her battle against all cancers not just breast cancer." said Holt.

Last year they raised around $3,000. They hope to raise more this year, but their main goal is to show the women of Big Spring that they care.

"We do this to support the women in our community, in our lives. We love them. They are the most important things in our lives." said Holt.

Other city departments and organizations have also joined to fight the cause.

"It's breast cancer awareness and we want to be a part of it as well. So we purchased (shirts) to wear them out here." Shawn Hart, with life flight helicopter, said.

If you would like to purchase a shirt you can contact the Big Spring Fire Department. They will be selling them for $15.00, for the rest of the month.