Deerfield Township, OH – Deerfield Township Fire Rescue launches “Pink Truck Project” at its first annual Touch a Truck event held in the Deerfield Towne Center. The special dedication will take place at 12:30 p.m on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Three years ago, Deerfield Professional Firefighters Local 4286 began wearing pink T-shirts during the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness. Today, a pink fire truck will join the cause and fundraising effort. A unique partnership was formed with Local 4286 and Deerfield Women’s club along with sponsorships by UC Health, Firehouse Decals and TriHealth Event Medicine. This relationship enabled the funds for Deerfield Township Fire Rescue to turn a truck pink. The truck will be dedicated to the mother of a DTFR firefighter.
The Pink Truck Project – “Raising Awareness, Building Hope, Driving For A Cure” – will be the focus of fundraising activities throughout Deerfield Township and the Tri-State area during the month of October. “We wanted to do the right thing for our community and their families,” said Chief Chris Eisele.
Visitors will be encouraged to sign on the pink and leave messages of hope and encouragement to those that have been touched by this consuming disease. For more information on donating and event locations, please contact Lt. Patrick Strausbaugh, Deerfield Township Fire Rescue at 513-459-0875.