FAIRFIELD — It’s almost October and that means it’s time to turn the town pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Last year was the first the town partnered with the Norma Pfriem Breast Center to urge residents and merchants to take the “pink pledge,” raising awareness, and funds, for breast cancer.

On Thursday, the Pink Pledge Stroll for Strength will step off from the breast center at 111 Beach Road at 5:30 p.m., and head to Sherman Green for a kick-off celebration. On hand at green will the Police Department’s pink cruiser, courtesy of Nissan Miller.

The cruiser has been transformed using shrink wrap and decals at no cost to the town. The pink shrink wrap is removed once the month is done, but during October, it will be found around town at various events and cancer survivors are encouraged to add their autograph to the SUV.

Residents can purchase a Shine a Light kit for $10, which includes two flags, a string of pink lights, luminaries and a calendar of shop and dine promotions, from participating merchants.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/NormaPfriemBreastCenter/?fref=ts