In the month of May, Irving firefighters wear grey t-shirts to help raise awareness of, and financial funds for, the fight against Brain Cancer. Research shows that firefighters are 32% more likely to being diagnosed with brain cancer than the general population.
In addition to wearing grey T-shirts, Irving Fire Department volunteers collaborate with the Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research to host the annual North Texas Firefighters Agility Challenge in the Spring and a Golf Tournament in the Fall.
"Turn Irving Pink" Campaign
Irving firefighters, in conjunction with firefighters across the United States, have designed their own pink Fire Department T-shirt in the fight against cancer stating, "Irving Fire Cares Enough To Wear Pink."
Irving firefighters wear these shirts in the month of October, Cancer Awareness Month, to help raise awareness and funds for the Baylor Irving Health Care Foundation.