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Fire Department’s Breast Cancer Efforts See Early Success

First run of shirts already sold out.

Springfield residents have responded to the fire department’s call to raise funds for breast cancer research.

At the beginning of October, Springfield firefighters have taken part in a nationwide campaign to raise money and awareness for the disease by sporting pink versions of their work shirts with an added breast cancer awareness logo. The firefighters purchased the shirts from Kenilworth company T-rific Tees  and have been offering them to the public for $15, with the proceeds going towards with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Firefighter expected that the initial run of 300 hundred shirts might sell out by the end of the month and counted on a boost in sales from the Fall for Springfield festival.

Speaking on the morning of the festival, firefighters reported that they had already sold 300 shirts and had to order more. Firefighter Sal Cocuzza, who was instrumental in getting the Springfield Fire Department involved with the effort, credited T-rific Tees for their efforts.

“We want to thank them for their generous donation and help with the cause,” firefighter Cocuzza said.

To purchase a t-shirt for $15 or make a donation, contact Maria Forte, FD Clerk at 973-912-2211 or maria.forte@springfield-nj.us.

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