Cancer Survivors Encouraged to Sign Pink Fire Truck

By Tyler Sutherland

Cancer survivors will be able to sign “Pinky” starting today — the pink fire truck unveiled earlier this month in support of fighting all forms of cancer.

The initiative is between the city, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, the United Firefighters of Winnipeg and CancerCare Manitoba has an emphasis on fighting breast cancer and has been a popular draw to bring attention to the cause.

The flashy fire truck is still a working vehicle and attends fire and emergency calls when needed. It will be put into a seven-day rotation at various fire stations across the city until November 5.

Where Pinky will be:

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.