The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, hosted the Pink Heals Tour on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Founded by former Olympic and professional baseball player and retired fire fighter Dave Graybill, the Pink Heals Tour travels the country each year in a pink fire truck brigade to increase awareness and provide support for women battling all types of cancer.
According to Graybill, the movement is not just about fighting breast cancer. It is also about honoring women.
Three pink fire trucks were parked in front of the cancer center as Danny Baughman, 33, of High Point, NC, climbed out. He quickly became the center of attention with his full pink attire, from his helmet to his shoes. Baughman is a firefighter and volunteers for the movement. During the stop in Cedar Rapids, he took on the role of the guardian of the ribbon, visiting two cancer survivors from the local community.
The Pink Heals tour began its cross-country trek on July 27 and will travel 16,000 miles. For more information about the Pink Heals Tour, visit the official website at www.pinkfiretrucks.org.