HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Pink Ribbon Girls kicked off its Pink Fire Truck campaign in Huber Heights on Sunday.
The organization shared the event with Huber Heights firefighters at the department’s open house.
“This is a great effort and a great campaign,” said Huber Heights fire chief Mark Ashworth. The department has been involved with Pink Ribbon Girls for five years.
Each October, local firefighters volunteer to promote the campaign by driving the pink truck all over the Miami Valley.
It’s a non-profit organization that takes over the daily chores for women battling breast or reproductive cancer so their focus is to fight.
“This year we will serve over 65,000 meals, over 1,000 house cleanings and over 2,200 rides to treatment. That has doubled in the last year,” said Heather Salazar, the CEO of Pink Ribbon Girls, “The community keeps coming around us from the fire truck, they’ve gotten so many businesses and donors that see what they’re doing and they say, ‘We want to support you. We know the money stays local and we want to be a part of Pink Ribbon Girls.'”
This month, Pink Ribbon Girls has a goal of raising $175,000.
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