RI Pink Heals, the local chapter of a national cancer awareness organization featuring trademark pink rescue vehicles, has been making its rounds across Rhode Island this week as part of its third annual "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" tour.
They will be at Western Coventry Fire Department (1110 Victory Hwy., Greene) on Oct. 24 from 6-7 p.m. and at Central Coventry Fire District (240 Arnold Rd.) on Oct. 25 from 4-5 p.m.
During the Heals' stop at the Johnston Fire Department on Oct. 23, Ted Dion, president of the chapter, explained that this year's effort is dedicated to Jenna Jacques, a young girl who died in July following a battle with cancer.
The accompanying video [running time: 3:07] includes footage of Tuesday's event, as well as an interview with IAFF Local 1950 Vice President Jon Pistacchio, who speaks about the coordination of the visit and the need for fundraising efforts like Pink Heals.