Firefighters in Contra Costa County, CA, are showing support for those affected by cancer with a pink fire engine used to escort cancer patients to their first or last cancer treatments within the county, according to a report broadcast by ABC7Chicago.
The television station said Project Pink Wheels was launched in October 2020 by members of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, according to the report.
The concept is to let members of the community know they’re not alone in their battles with cancer, the television station quoted fire officials.
The pink truck also doubles as a rolling memorial as cancer survivors and loved ones of past cancer fighters can sign their names and tributes on the fire truck, according to the report.
Although the color pink is known to represent breast cancer, Contra Costa’s Project Pink Wheels vehicle represents all cancers, the television station reported.