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South Bend Firefighters wear pink to support breast cancer awareness


The South Bend Fire Department announced their continued partnership with Young Survivors of Michiana, a support network for pre-menopausal women battling breast cancer in Michiana, on Friday.  They unveiled the 2013 "Firefighters for a Cure" pink T-shirt in support of free diagnostic mammogram's for the early detection of breast cancer.

The Young Survivors of Michiana President, Kim Zobrowski says the firefighters not only raise money for a good cause, but also draw awareness.  "When a firefighter gets out in the community in a pink shirt," Zobrowski said, "you are going to take a look and we are very grateful they are supporting our cause."

To date, the funds Firefighters' Local 362 has raised has helped 70 women in St. Joseph County. Sixty-five women received diagnostic mammogram's with 23 women needing additional views, and five needing biopsies. The Young Survivors of Michiana fund is facilitated at United Health Services (UHS) through the Breast Health Programs.

T-shirts will be on sale for $15 from Central Fire or the South Bend Firefighters' Local 362 Union Hall, 4025 Lincolnway West.

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