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    Dr. Michael Hay holds up the breast cancer awareness T-shirt design he created and is being used for the Graham Fire Department’s fundraiser. The last day to enter a submission for the design was Saturday, Aug. 25. (Contributed photo)

Graham FD breast cancer shirt fundraiser ongoing

For the ninth straight year, the Graham Fire Department will be selling T-shirts to raise money for breast cancer awareness and those battling the disease. This year, GFD had community help in designing the T-shirt.

GFD announced they were taking submissions for the T-shirt design on Aug. 8. Auxiliary Vice President Cole Epperson said, in an Aug. 17 article with The Graham Leader, the designs had to include back print, only two colors plus shirt color, be family friendly and in some way endorse the fire department and bring awareness to breast cancer.  The last day to enter a design submission was Saturday, Aug. 25.

“We ended up with six different designs and Dr. (Michael) Hay’s ( design ending up being picked,)” Epperson said. “ (…) We did a vote at the department, we put all the designs out on a table and let the majority pick.”

Hay received a free T-shirt for entering the winning design, which featured the pink breast cancer ribbon, a GFD crest and the phrase “fighting to extinguish breast cancer.”

According to the World Health Organization website, October is designated as breast cancer awareness month across the world with the intent to increase support for treatment, early detection and care of those with the disease.

The shirts are being sold for $15 each and are being sold from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday’s until the end of October at the station, located 815 First St. and online at http://www.andersonranchdesign.com/gfr_fight_for_breast_cancer/shop/.

For the rest of the story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 9 edition of The Graham Leader.

The Graham Leader

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620 Oak Street
P.O. Box 600
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-7800
Fax: (940) 228-0589