About That Pink Fire Truck in Old Town Alexandria Yesterday

Pink Fire Truck which is part of the Pink Heals Tour stopped in Alexandria, VA Sunday September 7, 2014

ICYMI, the Pink Heals Tour rolled into Alexandria on Sunday (Check out the video at the link). You can see video of the tour rolling into Alexandria yesterday morning escorted by the Alexandria Police and Sheriff’s Departments at this link. The Pink Heals Tour is the world’s largest public safety organization serving women, not causes or big corporations, in their battle against cancer.

The motto of the Pink Heals Tour is “Supporting Women, Raising Awareness.” The focus of the group is on women survivors; however, support is given to everyone battling all types of cancers. Love and hope are the two virtues guiding the organization, sharing their brand and mission to residents all across the country, inspiring people and honoring the women who have fought the cancer battle.

I must say, it is VERY impressive to see so many signatures on the truck itself. I asked one of the members of the organization if they knew how many signatures were on the truck. Their guess? Thousands. What a powerful symbol of love.

I spoke with Dave Graybill, the founder, who said that they take no donations from companies because that money usually comes with strings attached and that he wants the focus to be on the women and the focus to remain local.

Yesterday’s event benefited Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation’s Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Memorial Fund, which provides free mammograms to uninsured Alexandria women.

Here are some more photos I took of the event…

The fire truck on display was named after the late Mayor of Glendale, AZ who lost her battle to cancer. She was VERY instrumental in getting the charity started.

Pink Fire Truck which is part of the Pink Heals Tour stopped in Alexandria, VA Sunday September 7, 2014

This fire vehicle is named June after a local Texas fire company’s 911 dispatcher who lost her battle with cancer. They donated the vehicle to the charity after June lost her battle with cancer.

Pink Fire Truck which is part of the Pink Heals Tour stopped in Alexandria, VA Sunday September 7, 2014

A closeup of some of the signatures on Elaine.

Pink Fire Truck which is part of the Pink Heals Tour stopped in Alexandria, VA Sunday September 7, 2014

At the event, local residents who have been affected by cancer had a chance to autograph or sign the pink vehicles. Here, my wife adds the name on Elaine of a close friend of hers.

Pink Fire Truck which is part of the Pink Heals Tour stopped in Alexandria, VA Sunday September 7, 2014