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Chattanooga firefighters go pink for breast cancer

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Fire Department is going pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And for them, it's personal.

Lieutenant Jason Rains lost his wife to breast cancer in June. Jennifer Rains fought cancer for 3 1/2 years but died at age 37, leaving behind Jason and five children.

A group of firefighters gathered Thursday to take a picture wearing new pink t-shirts in memory of Jennifer.

"Whenever somebody of your own goes through this, it makes you take ownership of it more and makes you want to help out as much as possible," said Senior Firefighter Jack Thompson. "The fire department is all about teamwork. When you have a team, everybody is there to pick each other up and get through all the hard things."

The shirts are on sale to the public for $15 at their office on 6216 Perimeter Dr. Just send them a message with your shirt size. Proceeds go to the Chattanooga chapter of Pink Heals.

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