National Tour of Pink Fire Engines Coming to Aurora
On Saturday, August 25, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, (often billed as the Hottest place in town), is turning Hot-Pink when three pink fire engines roll into town as part of the Guardian’s of the Ribbon - National Pink Heals Tour.
Led by founder Dave Graybill, a retired firefighter from Arizona, the Guardian's of the Ribbon are an all-volunteer group of firefighters and police officers, who bring love and hope to local communities around the country in the form of pink fire trucks. This summer the Guardians will travel 16,000 miles across the United States on a three-month road-trip providing support and creating awareness of women’s issues.
See and sign your name on a Pink Fire Truck! Anybody that has experienced cancer, (whether as a victory or a loss), is invited to sign one of three pink trucks, and get words of support and encouragement from the firefighter Guardians.
The free event will also feature local health clinics and cancer resource organizations, fire safety displays, children's games, family-friendly entertainment, firefighter dunk-tank, and free admission to the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.
Food (pink hot-dogs, pink cotton candy, and pink lemonade and pink cherry-strawberry ice cream) will be available for purchase. Please note, all sales are by cash or check, we are unable to accept
credit or debit cards at this time.
There will be firefighters painting fingernails (pink), and accepting hugs for donations, and pink firefighter tee shirts and other merchandise for sale. Although the event is being co-hosted by the Aurora Fire Department and the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, all proceeds will benefit local cancer care centers and organizations.
August 25, 2012
11:00am to 3:00pm
Opening Event and
Flag Ceremony and reading the city's Proclamation
Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas sits in the dunk-tank
Aurora Fire Chief Hal Carlson sits in the dunk-tank
Real Women Bellydance
an Aurora Firefighter sits in the dunk-tank
Bill Rechenmacher, Retired Aurora Fire Department Assist. Chief sits in the dunk-tank.
Acknowledgement of our Sponsors
Aurora Regional Fire Museum and the Aurora Central Fire Station
located at 53 N. Broadway - Rt. 25 in downtown Aurora, IL
Free parking is located in area lots
click here for maps and directions