Pink fire trucks help raise breast cancer awareness

Three pink fire engines arrived at Station 25 on the Embarcadero as part of a national organization that supports local fundraising efforts to fight breast cancer and other diseases.

May 23, 2011 5:08:49 PM PDT
Several San Francisco firefighters dressed themselves in pink Monday and got on pink fire trucks as part of an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Three pink fire engines arrived at Station 25 on the Embarcadero as part of a national organization that supports local fundraising efforts to fight breast cancer and other diseases. The founder says he is proud to wear pink for this cause.

"Why wouldn't we get in her color and tell her she is loved? Why wouldn't we fundraise for her? Why wouldn't we be the muscle for her?" said Dave Graybill, founder of Guardians of the Ribbon. "If anything harms her, we're coming to protect you."

The pink fire engines have visited 220 cities where people have written messages of inspiration and the names of breast cancer victims on them.

The idea is the brainstorm of a retired Arizona firefighter.


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