October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Cedar Rapids Fire and Police Departments are stepping up for the cause.

Cedar Rapids firefighters will be sporting two different t-shirts, pink and navy blue with pink ribbon this month, for breast cancer awareness and to support breast cancer survivors.

The International Association of Firefighters Local #11 designed the shirts and, with the approval of the Fire Chief, will be wearing the shirts to promote Mercy Medical Center’s Especially for You Fund.

Above are the navy blue shirts, and below are the pink ones. The firefighters purchased their shirts, which are also are available for public purchase at $20 with proceeds benefitting the Especially for You Foundation.

Cedar Rapids Fire Department

To purchase one, pay by cash or check in person or by mail at this address: 713 1st Avenue SE, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash or checks payable to “IAFF Local 11” are accepted.

Additionally, KCRG reports that about 20 special pink badges were purchased by the Cedar Rapids Police Department for their officers to wear this month.

The Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer is scheduled to take place in Cedar Rapids this Sunday.

[Via KCRG, Cedar Rapids Police Department Press Release, KDAT]