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Pink Fire Trucks Catch The Attention Of People In Nashville

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Four pink fire trucks were parked on 4th Avenue South and Broadway in downtown Nashville Tuesday night. The trucks are part of a movement called the Pink Heals Tour.

The organization was started in 2007 by Dave Graybill as a way to raise money to support local women's issues.

"It's a whole movement to fund raise based love, and not breast cancer. Based on love, not liver cancer. That way all the money is raised for the right reasons and not in service to one's self," Graybill said.

Graybill came up with the concept and gives the rights to the Pink Heals Tours to local community groups as a way to raise money in their cities.

"One-hundred percent of the money has stayed local, to be delivered to non-profits and 100% of the money stays local, or give to people where they can access the money," according to Graybill.

There are 80 trucks and vehicles, in more than 35 cities, in three different countries.

People walking on Lower Broadway could not miss the pink fire trucks. Many stopped to take pictures of the unusual sight.

Many people stopped to sign the trucks. Jackie Davidson was in Nashville from Indiana. She is a cancer survivor and thanks one of the volunteer firefighters traveling with the trucks.

"Thanks for what you do," Davidson said. "Can I give you a hug," she asked the firefighter. "Yes ma'am, survivors get hugs," he told her.

Pattie Stepbach was visiting Nashville when she notices the trucks as she walked along Lower Broadway. She is a 16-year breast cancer survivor. She signed the truck.

"I think it's neat that firemen do this, and my son's a fireman," Davidson said. She wants her son to start a chapter in North Carolina.

There are currently no chapters of the Pink Heals Tour in the Middle Tennessee area.

The pink fire trucks will be at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The next stop will be Franklin, Tenn. on Thursday.


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