High Point, NC -- Firefighters will dress in pink and drive a pink truck through the Triad this weekend to support women battling cancer.
In 2010 the Guardians of the Ribbon proudly presented the Pink Heals Tour in High Point, and raised $40,000 that was donated to the LoveLine Cancer Support Program at High Point Regional Hospital.
The Pink Heals Tour consists of firefighters dressed in pink turnout gear driving pink fire trucks across the United States in support of women and their battle against all cancer.
In 2010, the tour traveled over 10,000 miles and 18 states with High Point being the only stop in North Carolina. The participation, community support, and money raised was the most ever from a city since the Pink Heals Tour began in 2008. At the end of the 2010 Pink Heals Tour, Dave Graybill, the founder of the Pink Heals Tour said, "High Point, North Carolina was a stop that will be remembered and the best I have seen yet."
In 2010, the City of High Point became the FIRST city in the nation to adopt the "Cares Enough To Wear Pink" resolution. The "Cares Enough To Wear Pink" resolution encourages public safety professionals, local leaders, and city employees to display an image of HOPE, LOVE, AWARENESS, and SUPPORT by wearing pink shirts on October 25th, 26th, and 27th in honor of all women who battle cancer.
With the Pink Heals Tour returning to North Carolina in 2011, the Guardians of the Ribbon is striving for another successful event in High Point on September 24th. Proceeds from this event will support the Cancer Centers at High Point Regional Hospital and Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. This will be a community event supported by the City of High Point, the High Point Fire Department, the Greensboro Fire Department, and the Winston Salem Fire Department. A special invitation has been presented to Governor Bev Perdue to attend this event and support the Pink Heals Tour.
On September 24th at the Pink Heals Tour in High Point, the Guardians of the Ribbon-Piedmont N.C. Chapter will be revealing the Triad's FIRST pink fire truck. This pink fire truck will represent North Carolina as it joins the national Pink Heals Tour across the United States to honor women and raise awareness. We are honored to bring more Pink Heals to North Carolina with this pink fire truck and inspire communities to come together in support of women who battle cancer.
The Pink Heals Tour comes to High Point on Saturday, September 24th. Find out more about the tour at www.PinkHealsNC.com.
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