|Firefighters Care Enough to Wear Pink|
|Written by Josh Till|
|Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:59|
August 10, 2011
On August 28 and 29, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) and the Gardendale Fire Department will kick off a state-wide “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” T-shirt campaign with a very special event.
The tour accepts donations and sells t-shirts to fund fuel and maintenance to get to the next location. All other monies raised stay in the host communities. “The love returned will be ten times greater than ever given,” says Dave Graybill, “Pink Heals” Founder.
During the “Pink Heals” tour through Alabama, stops will be made at the following locations:
Sunday, August 28, 2011
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Microtel Inns & Suites, Gardendale
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Colonial Brookwood Village
Monday, August 29, 2011
9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The Kirklin Clinic-UAB
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., The Promenade in Alabaster
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Hoover at Tameron Honda
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., The Summit on 280
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., The Promenade in Bessemer
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Colonial Brookwood Village
4:30 p.m., All Trucks Return to Gardendale Civic Center
The firefighters will also make visits and flower deliveries (donated by Wilson’s Florist) to uplift local women currently fighting cancer. At all of the stops, women are encouraged to sign the pink firetrucks and leave a personal message to encourage and inspire other women to keep fighting.
At 6 p.m. on August 29, the City of Gardendale will host a special “Pink Heals” celebration. The pink firetrucks, joined by other local fire departments, cancer survivors and supporters, will parade through the streets of Gardendale. Several non-profit organizations that raise funds and awareness of women’s cancers are participating, wearing their “colors of hope” in the parade.
The festivities will also include food and festivities with live entertainment by"The Southern Boys Band." The City of Gardendale will photograph the firefighters and supporters during the festivities on the city’s Pink Ribbon, and at 8:30 p.m. an exciting fireworks donated by Pyro Productions will be displayed.
The celebration will also serve as a “kick-off” to the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” t-shirts to benefit the BCRFA. Participating state fire departments will sell pink t-shirts during September and October.
Communities can visit www.bcrfa.org to view their city's shirt and get information on where to purchase and support their local fire departments efforts to fund breast cancer research in Alabama.
To learn more about the tour, visit www.PinkFireTrucks.org or local contact Lt. Rick Smith at (205) 631-6660 ext. 2.
For questions or information regarding events or to get involved with the BCRFA, please contact our
office at (205) 996-5463 or visit www.bcrfa.org
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:04|