October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.

Rio Rancho firefighters are “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” throughout the month in an effort to increase awareness and raise funds to support cancer research in New Mexico. Fire personnel will be wearing specially-designed T-shirts while on duty throughout the month.

This is the ninth year that RRFR has participated in this effort, and is hoping to beat last year’s fund raising efforts.

The pink shirts come in small, medium and large sizes. The cost for T-shirts is $10 each.

In addition, this department is selling raffle tickets for two winners to receive a hot-air balloon ride. The cost of the raffle tickets are $2 each or $10 for 6, or $20 for 15 tickets.

On Saturday, the department will also be participating in a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk at Cottonwood mall scheduled to start at 7 a.m. RRFR will be displaying its pink fire truck at the event, and our pink shirts will also be available there.

T-shirts and raffle tickets are being sold throughout October at the following locations:

• Fire Station 1, 2810 Southern Blvd.

• Fire Station 7, 641 Rockaway Blvd.

• Fire Administration Headquarters, 1526 Stephanie Road (during business hours).

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