Over $6,000 raised during National Pink Heals Tour
More than $6,000 was raised on Sept. 24 when the National Pink Heals Tour made an appearance in Lee County.
“We our proud to announce that the Cape Coral Professional Firefighters L2424, in conjunction with The Guardians of the Ribbon, have raised $6,430.45 at our Pink Heals Event on Sept. 26,” Cape Coral firefighter and event coordinator Brendan Fonock said.
He said $3,215.22 went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and $3,215.22 went to a local family member who is very close to the Cape department and is currently battling cancer.
“We wanted to thank all of the local community and businesses that supported this great event, especially RumRunners and The Joint at Cape Harbour who were gracious enough to host us,” Fonock said.
The money was raised by selling more than 200 T-shirts before the event and selling 50/50 raffle tickets during the event.
The idea of the Pink Heals Tour started after a firefighter in Phoenix, Ariz., lost his wife to breast cancer. After the department got behind him to raise money and awareness for cancer, a group of individuals got together and kicked off the Pink Heals Tour in September 2007.
The Cape Coral Fire Department will be wearing Pink Duty shirts on Oct. 25, 26 and 27 to help raise further awareness for cancer. He said they are still waiting to hear back from the city on a proclamation that would make those three days “Cares Enough to Wear Pink Days.”