BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 7, 2010– A pink fire truck signed by more
than 32,000 cancer patients and survivors will be stationed at the Sidney
Lanier Bridge during the Ninth Annual Southeast Georgia Health System
Bridge Run on Saturday, Feb. 19. The truck belongs to “Pink Heals,”
an organization of professional firefighters dedicated to showing their
support for women with cancer.
Because the proceeds from the Bridge Run benefit the cancer care programs
at the Health System, the event is the perfect venue for the special fire
truck, says Shane Shifflett, the Savannah firefighter who started the
Southeast Georgia chapter of “Pink Heals.” “We want
to let the world know we stand ready to support women in the war against
this disease called cancer,” Shifflett says,
At the Bridge Run, women with cancer will be invited to add their signatures
to the truck. Shifflett says there's still plenty of space. “People
can sign the wheels, hubcaps, lights, interior—anywhere they want,” he says.
Since April 2010, the pink fire truck has racked up 8,000 miles attending
events around the state. Everywhere it goes, it attracts attention to
the fact that families are being ravaged and torn apart by this terrible disease.