Firefighters going pink for breast cancer awareness


Members of the Noblesville Fire Department are trading in their normal uniform for a touch of pink during the month of October. Throughout the month firefighters in Noblesville will be wearing special shirts to help bring awareness to breast cancer, the country’s leading cause of death in women. Firefighters are joining many organizations and groups to do their part to encourage early testing and screening as a way to help save lives.

As part of the department’s annual kick off to Fire Prevention Month the Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 6 brought hundreds to NFD’s main station where the public had an opportunity to purchase this month’s special breast cancer awareness T-shirts just like the one fire fighters will respond in all month. The T-shirts are black with pink text that includes the traditional pink ribbon on the front of the shirt, indicating the department’s commitment to awareness for early detection and treatment in cancer among women. Proceeds from the sale of shirts will benefit the Megan S. Ott Foundation, a young Noblesville mother who lost her battle with cancer.

The Hamilton County Professional Firefighters will host a co-ed 6 on 6 Volleyball Tournament on Oct. 27 at the Boys and Girls Club in Noblesville as part of that organization’s Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness. For more information, visit