Naperville will welcome five pink fire trucks as they roll into the city Friday, Aug. 24 to raise awarness for cancer.
The trucks are part of a nationwide tour organized by the Pink Heals Guardians of the Ribbon, a non-profit whose mission is to provide a national cancer awareness movement to show support of women across the country by wearing pink, according to a press release.
The five pink fire trucks as well as a 12-foot steel ribbon will be displayed at the , 320 W. Jackson Ave., from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m on Friday.
Pink will be the theme of the afternoon as pink cotton candy, lemonade, balloons and firefighters dressed in pink firefighting gear will be at the family-friendly event. A DJ as well as bagpippers are scheduled to be on-hand for entertainment. Free blood pressure checks and literature on women’s health will aslo be available.
The Pink Heals movement is supported by bringing special pink fire trucks to Naperville so that those affected by cancer can send a message of support to loved ones. People with family members or friends who are or were battling cancer are encouraged to leave a message of support by writing on the trucks during the event.
All proceeds from Friday's event go to Edward Hospital Women’s Cancer Foundation.
To make a donation, visit www.napervillepinkheals.com. Checks can also be mailed to: Guardians of The Ribbon Naperville IL. Chapter at 931 W. 75th St., Suite 137-240, Naperville, IL. 60565.