'Pink Heals' to Bring Message of Support, Pink Fire Truck to Bridge Run

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.