To raise awareness of women’s cancer, Tyler Firefighters urge area public safety officers, businesses, schools and citizens to wear pink on Monday, Oct. 3 to show that “Tyler cares enough to wear pink”.
The entire community is invited to come to the Downtown Square in their pink shirts for the third annual TURN TYLER PINK event from 5-8 p.m.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20, Turn Tyler Pink shirts can be purchased at:
Gallery Main Street
110 W. Erwin
Holiday Inn South Broadway
5701 S. Broadway.
Proceeds from the sale of Turn Tyler Pink shirts benefit local cancer organizations.  In 2010, the Tyler Firefighters CARE Fund donated more than $ 20,800 to organizations that support the fight against cancer.
The Tyler Firefighters’ sale of the pink shirts began in 2008 when the wife of a fellow firefighter was struck with cancer.  To raise funds to help the family, the department raised $12,000 by selling pink shirts.  In 2009, the effort grew significantly with an event held on the Downtown Square that attracted more than 500 people who wore pink in support of women who are fighting cancer.