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group touring 144 cities in 145 days in pink fire trucks made a stop in Tiffin
"Pink Heals" tour helps communities raise awareness and support for keeping locally-raised
cancer research dollars in the community.
in 2007, Pink Heals wants to change American healthcare by redirecting
volunteer dollars from national groups to local communities. So far, they have
traveled over 240,000 miles to 340 cities.
sales help fund the gas costs for the trucks, and inside is material to educate
leaders and residents on how to start up local foundations.
pink truck can be signed by anyone who has been affected by cancer. Group
founder Dave Graybill says, ultimately, the focus needs to be on the
individuals, not the cause.
idea is we need to put people before causes," he said. "There's too many
causes, too many divisions. There's only one ‘woman' in this country, and if
you celebrate ‘her' based on the love you have for your mother, we begin to
come back to each other and we begin to trust our local leaders."
tour's presence in town prompted a local cancer charity dinner to benefit the
Seneca County FACT and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.