Sedona AZ (July 25, 2012) – Are you seeing pink? If you are, you may be seeing our country’s first line of defense, its public safety organizations, the first agencies to adopt the Pink Heals, Cares Enough to Wear Pink program.
Sedona Fire District employees – including its Firefighters – are wearing pink shirts during the month of July 2012 in support of cancer prevention. The SFD has joined forces with the Pink Heals Foundation to raise awareness of cancer’s devastating effects on local Sedona families and the need for its prevention.
Pink Heals has chosen a Public Safety theme showcasing pink fire trucks and police cars to promote the message that its organization puts people first, instead of causes.
Pink Heals believes money raised in communities should remain at the local level thus providing communities with options to direct funds toward research projects and or deliver 100% of the funds to community members most in need.
SFD and the Sedona-Verde Valley Firefighter’s Charities are offering Sedona an opportunity to make a local difference.
The SFD and the S-VVFC are asking you to support Sedona families coping with the challenges of a child diagnosed with cancer by purchasing a paver to be laid in the front walkway of SFD Fire Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive in west Sedona.
The Sedona Fire District paver project monies will be directed to the Amanda Rae Coughlin Foundation.
The Amanda Rae Coughlin Foundation was created by the Coughlin family, local Sedona residents, for their beloved daughter, Amanda, who was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma.
Amanda tragically lost her cancer battle in March 2012. The foundation in her name lives on to support other local children with cancer.
Pavers are available in two different sizes – a 6” by 9” paver with three lines of text and a 6” by 12” paver with six lines of text. It is important to remember that all paver proceeds will be donated to local families dealing with the challenges of a child diagnosed with cancer.
For additional information about the paver program, read the SedonaEye.com article Local Fire District Paver Project Supports Kids With Cancer.
Sedona area residents and out-of-towners are invited to bring the entire family and lots of friends to see the pink fire truck at the Sedona Pink Heals event on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Station #1 in west Sedona. The Sedona Fire District will be unveiling its Love 4 Amanda Paver Project during this event. Show your support and dress in pink for the day! Join in the fun! Go Pink!
The Sedona Eye and its Out and About Arizona news team have supported and covered local Verde Valley Pink Heals events for three years. For additional Pink Heals information, visit PinkFireTrucks.org and use the search words Pink Heals on the SedonaEye.com website.
Other local Pink Heals events are scheduled for the Cottonwood, Jerome, and Clarkdale Arizona. Follow the SedonaEye.com Calendar of Events daily for local and regional scheduled events. Subscribe now to the SedonaEye.com free weekly headline eBlast and be in the Sedona and Arizona know.