Pink Heals Tour visits Central Texas

POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:40pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:32pm

It’s not every day you see a caravan of pink fire trucks parading through your town. In fact, it’s rare.

"It stands out. How many pink fire trucks have you seen? How many pink police cars have you seen," said Pink Heals Firefighter Pat Stuart.

Stuart is one of dozens of firefighters fighting not just fires, but also cancer.

"We just want to be there to support them to let them know, 'hey you're not alone. We're out there helping you'”, said Stuart.
It’s a message of hope from some of the bravest men and women in the world.

"It takes everybody to give support," said Leeana Penn, who is the granddaughter of a breast cancer survivor.

Penn watched as the entourage stopped in Fort Hood Tuesday. They remind her of the support her grandmother received, helping her win her battle with breast cancer.

"People actually care. It's not just a front that they put up,” said Penn.

The Pink Heals Group has toured for three months, showing off the names of the cancer victims across America. Hundreds of names cover the trucks in memory and in honor of those fighting breast cancer, those who may have won the battle, and those who have sadly succumbed to cancer.

"It's definitely a hard fight. It's definitely the shock of a lifetime when you realize someone you love is actually going through it," said Penn.

The last stop of this year’s tour will be in East Texas this Thursday. The group hopes to one day make it to the White House.


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