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January 13, 2012 > Fire Department fights fire... and breast cancer!

Fire Department fights fire... and breast cancer!

Submitted By Renee Snyder

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, Hayward Fire Department presented a check for $7,500 to St. Rose Hospital Foundation for the Women's Imaging Center. These honorable Hayward firemen held a fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness and to ensure women in our community have access to high quality, early detection mammogram screenings. They were determined to raise funds - at any length!

How the funds were raised was creative, eye-catching and certainly did the trick! During October 2011, Hayward firefighters were spotted wearing vibrant pink tee-shirts that boldly stated "Firefighters Care Enough to Wear Pink". Each firefighter purchased the shirt they wore and sold shirts to their families and friends. They were so well-received by their loved ones that they took to the streets and even spent one day bagging groceries at Safeway while selling these shirts to customers.

Thanks to the Hayward Fire Department for their generous donation and their unwavering support of the women in our community!

For more information about St. Rose Hospital and the St. Rose Hospital Foundation, visit

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