Pink Fire Truck Makes Debut

Ponca City Now - September 25, 2013 9:25 am

His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly three years ago.

Which inspired Ponca City fire marshal, David Van Buskirk to start a chapter of Pink Heals.

Pink Heals is most commonly known for its pink fire trucks, but what they do through those trucks is what makes the difference.

“We take the truck out and do home visits." Van Buskirk said. "We’ll have the fireman in their pink gear, which is pink head to toe, we pull up lights and sirens. We pull up to the ladie’s house, we jump out, we give them a bouquet of pink flowers, we give them hugs, we tell them we love them, just to assure them that they’re people out there fighting for them, so that they will keep fighting when they are battling this terrible disease.”

And they also bring the truck to cancer walks and it’s signed in memory of those who lost their battle or in honor of survivors.

Tonight at First Christian Church in Blackwell the Northern Oklahoma truck will have it’s debut and dedication ceremony at 6.

The dedication ceremony is a pink heals ritual,which reveals who the truck is named after.

And that family will be the first to sign the truck.

 

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