UPDATE: Of 25 women given breast screenings at last weekend's Open House, 3 had abnormal screenings.
The national campaign aimed at garnering attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month is especially personal for the Fort Worth Fire Department this year.
Engineer Debbie Stanley, who has been with the department more than 28 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer early last month.
Stanley underwent surgery at Baylor All Saints Medical Center and recently received the good news that no other cancer has been detected and that she is now considered "cancer free."
Stanley wrote about her diagnoses to fellow firefighters in hopes it would show others the importance of getting yearly mammograms.
The public is invited to three open houses this month as part of the Cares Enough to Wear Pink campaign by the fire department and Fort Worth Firefighters Association.
Breast cancer screenings will be offered at each event and fire prevention and emergency preparedness information available.
The open houses will run form 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following stations on the following dates:
* Oct. 6 - Station 3, 4700 Ramey Ave.
* Oct. 13 - Station 17, 212 E. Felix St.
* Oct. 20 - Station 25, 3801 N. Main St.
Eight Fort Worth fire engines will also be sporting pink stripes this month to remind the public that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As in years past, the fire department has chosen Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor All Saints as the beneficiary of its support. The center provides services and programs to breast cancer patients and their families at no charge regardless of where they choose to receive their medical treatment.
Other events planned for the month can be found here.
- Deanna Boyd