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Pink Women
Jun 18, 2018

Cancer Doesn’t Own the Color Pink, Women Do!

By Lori Draz

Pink Women

That’s the belief of Central New Jersey Pink Heals (CNJPH), a local chapter of a national organization of firefighters and first responders. Last month, the Journal posted a picture of Morgan, one of three trucks named after local women who lost their battle with their cancers. None of those were breast cancer; the men and women of CNJPH drive pink firetrucks and wear pink turnout gear to show their love and support of women who are battling all cancers. The fleet of Morgan, Alice and the recently retired Rose, are firetrucks with a prior life in service and a new life as rolling memorials to those who are fighting, who have survived, and those who have lost their battle with cancer.

CNJPH believes money “raised here, stays here.” All funds raised are used to help defray the cost of non-covered medical bills, utilities, rent, groceries, transportation, for women and their families, as well as the expenses of operating the trucks. CNJPH makes house calls (accompanied by the local fire department) to those who can’t come see the firetrucks themselves.

CNJPH is a 100 percent volunteer-based organization and welcomes any firefighters, police officers and first responders who wish to volunteer. If you would like to donate or notify them of a woman with cancer who may need their assistance, contact Deirdre LoCascio, Public Relations, CNJPH, P.O. BOX 78, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 or 732-238-5944. Also find them on Facebook, Twitter or send an email to dlocascio@cnjpinkheals.org