By KAROLYN GEPHART
If Pearland residents see pink firetrucks or pink patrol cars in the city, it’s all part of the Pink Heals Tour.
The City of Pearland and the Pearland Fire Department welcome the Pink Heals Tour on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.
The program comes to cities and towns across the country to partner with Public Safety to inspire citizens, businesses and community leaders to start putting people impacted by cancer first through home visits and local fundraising.
Pink Heals brings back the human element by celebrating people, not causes.
Chapters partner with local businesses for home visits in order to provide visit recipients with donated goods, gift cards and services and to give the employees of those businesses the opportunity to bring joy, love and hope to people in need.
Founder of the tour, Dave Graybill is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, former athlete and retired fire fighter. He has made it his life’s passion to partner with public safety and local businesses to give back to the community. His philanthropy began in 2003 when he organized sponsors and spent five months hitting a golf ball across America to raise money for sick children. It further evolved in 2007 when he formed the non-profit, Pink Heals.
His idea to bring public safety officers together to fundraise and keep the money in their own community has grown exponentially. The program repurposes fire trucks and other public safety vehicles in order to make home visits to people in need and support fund raising efforts at a local level. Individuals and businesses who use the Pink Heals program for fund raising are encouraged to keep the money local to support community members, local non profits and neighborhood initiatives.
For more information, contact the City of Pearland at www.pearlandtx,gov.