Three years ago Dave Graybill, an active firefighter, decided to take his savings of $3,000 and paint a firetruck pink. Since then he has been leading a cross country trip called The Pink Heals tour, all to raise awareness about breast cancer, WDAY
Graybill has not been personally touched by the disease, but recognizes the toll it takes on women, and decided he wanted to give something back to them.
"Women have given us back 10 times what we have ever given them and what are we supposed to do? Anytime they come in harm's way we go out and march for them. We go out and fight....I'm sick and tired of watching women suffer," he told the new source.
The nonprofit organization sells t-shirts at every stop, helping to pay for the gas of the truck. The cities they stop in are free to use the organization's logo, and all money raised at their events go directly to the community.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.