Published October 24th, 2012
MOFD in the Pink for Cancer
By Cathy Dausman
Back row, from left: Jared Costanza, Sr., Matt Epperson, Mark DeWeese, Jacob Airola, and Mike Rattary. Front row: Angela Davison-Lee, Grace Santos, Nancy Amino-Lee, Kim Kennedy, and Isabella Kennedy. Photo Cathy Dausman
Moraga Orinda Fire District employees and their supporters are on fire this month . . . and all for a good cause. The firefighters are promoting October's Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink t-shirts emblazoned with the district logo and selling them to the public. Proceeds from the sales benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. MOFD Firefighter Mike Marquardt brought 300 shirts through the International Association of Firefighters Local 1230 to sell at the Moraga Fire Station 41 open house October 13. Marquardt said shirts are available "until we run out," during regular business hours at Fire Station 43, 20 Via Las Cruces, Orinda. "Last year we had only two [shirts] left over," Marquardt said. "We get a lot of requests from the local hospitals for t-shirts. It's usually individuals in the ERs asking after seeing [emergency] personnel wearing them."
In November MOFD turns its focus to prostate cancer awareness.

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