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NEWS @ A GLANCE:

Cancer survivors are invited to sign 'Pinky,' the pink fire engine in support of the fight against all cancers, in particular breast cancer. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - September 23, 2011 - Cancer survivors are invited to sign 'Pinky,' the pink fire engine in support of the fight against all cancers, in particular breast cancer.

A joint initiative between the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, the United Firefighters of Winnipeg and CancerCare Manitoba, the pink fire truck has been re-created in support of the fight against cancer.

'Pinky' the pink fire engine will attend regular fire and emergency calls, and will be assigned to various Fire Paramedic stations across the city on a seven day rotation starting with Station 13, 799 Lilac Street, where it will be until Saturday, September 24. Other locations:

  • September 25 – October 1, Station 8, 640 Kimberly Avenue
  • October 2 – October 8, Station 1, 65 Ellen Street
  • October 9 – October 15, Station 21, 1446 Regent Avenue West
  • October 16 – October 22, Station 11, 200 Berry Street
  • October 23 – October 29, Station 14, 1057 St. Mary's Road
  • October 30 – November 5, Station 16, 1001 McGregor Street

If you are a cancer survivor or have lost someone to cancer and wish to sign the engine, you are invited to attend the station in your area.

If the pink fire engine is not in the station at the time you attend, please try again at another time or location.

The engine's beautiful pink colour is the result of corporate sponsorship from Carriere Fire and Safety, Green Acres Emergency Vehicles and BASF to enhance the fundraising efforts towards this worthwhile cause. We sincerely thank them for their generosity.

Please ask for the station captain upon arrival and he and his crew will be happy to assist you in signing the truck.

Last update: 23.09.2011

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