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Pink fire trucks returning to Verde Valley
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 00:00

Once a year for the past three years, bright pink fire trucks have made their way through the Verde Valley spreading the message that men and women can support each other when it comes to fighting breast cancer.

Pink Heals Tour trucks are made from decommissioned fire trucks and named after women who have fought brave battles against cancer. The Pink Heals Tour will be making a stop at the Verde Valley Plaza in Cottonwood on Friday, July 27.It’s not only about cancer, though, as the “Guardians of the Ribbon” point out, it’s about demonstrating the power of volunteerism when it comes to pulling together for a cause.

The Guardians of the Ribbon, founded by a retired firefighter, have been conducting the annual Pink Heals tour since its founding in 2007. For nearly three weeks, men with the volunteer organization take the time to drive pink fire trucks and police cars across the country to spread their message of awareness.

Founded in Arizona, the group now has chapters around the nation that have picked up the banner.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 27, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

 

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