In the month of May, Irving firefighters wore 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 collaborated with the Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, to host the first annual Firefighter Competition for a Cure on Saturday, May 19 at the Irving/Grand Prairie Joint Fire Training Facility. View a video of this event.
"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.