Cancer beware, the pink fire trucks are here.
Local women and workers at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital gathered to help raise awareness while fundraising to help fight womens’ cancers.
The trucks which are painted bright pink and are filled with the names of women and families affected by cancer.
Dave Graybill, the founder of “Pink Heals,” has taken this small one truck organization and turned it into a national movement. To him, its goal is clear, fighting against cancer.
“This is free, [and] people come together selflessly [to] help their own communities,” Says Dave. “One hundred percent of the money stays in your community. Firefighters are doing this all over the country because we are in our jobs […] we want to help you before we help ourselves.
The program has struck a chord with local women who have been affected by and treat cancer.
“It touches every single person,” said Terry Bucknall, the director the the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center. “The more we can get the word out that there is a feeling of giving and caring, the more people we can get involved in the fight against cancer.”
“It’s a great cause,” said Henry Mayo worker Tracy Ferguson. “It makes you proud to be able to sign the pink firetrucks.”
For more on Pink Heals and its stop in Santa Clarita, check out the video above.