The RI Pink Heals has once again teamed up with firefighters throughout the State of Rhode Island to wear pink tee shirts while on duty to support the women of RI with all types of cancer. The shirts are pink because it is the color of women, not the color of the disease. The shirts are being worn by all of the participating fire departments from Oct. 21-28, 2012.
This year, the shirts also have the name "Jenna" on the left sleeve to remember Jenna Jacques, who passed away on July 6, 2012, from brain cancer.
Earlier this year, ACI Customs of Johnston and RI Pink Heals teamed up for a benefit bike run and car show in Jenna's honor, and Pink Heals has named its rescue truck after her.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, would have been Jenna's 10th birthday.
Firefighters throughout RI purchased the shirts with their own money and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Hasbro Children's Hospital and the RI Ronald McDonald House. The donation will be more than $19,000.
The RI Pink Heals will be touring the participating fire departments during this week to thank all the men and women who have supported this great cause.
They're scheduled to visit the Johnston Fire Department on Atwood Avenue today beginning at 2:30 pm and the Smithfield Fire Department on Oct. 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
See the attached PDF for a complete list of where and what time the Pink Heals will be at stations across RI.