Monday, December 17, 2012
Pink t-shirts were purchased by firefighters across Rhode Island during the Pink Heals “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, December 17, 2012
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 were worn by all the participating fire departments from Oct. 21-28, 2012. This year, the shirts also have the name “Jenna” on the left sleeve to remember 9-year-old Jenna Jacques who passed away on July 6, 2012 from brain cancer. Jenna Jacques was an advocate for childhood cancer in RI and also who the RI Pink Heals named their pink rescue after. It was also special to put Jenna’s name on our shirts because Wednesday, Oct. 24th would have been her 10th birthday. Firefighters throughout RI purchased 1,541 shirts with their own money, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Johnston and around Rhode Island
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 1, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Johnston and beyond: A special WaterFire is scheduled for Oct. 6 in Downtown Providence with the theme "Flames of Hope." On Oct. 7, the Gloria Gemma Foundation is scheduled to host its 4th Annual 5K Road Race, starting at the Rhode Island State House. This year's event also includes a kids' 1K. Click here for more event information. And Rhode Island Pink Heals, known for its pink fire truck and police cruiser, hosts a breast cancer awareness event on Oct. 7 at the A&W on Rt. 44 in Greenville. Research centers like Susan G…
Monday, July 9, 2012
It's July 10, 2012, and here are your 5 Things to Know Today.
Be a Blogger: Have something to say? Want people to read it? Sign up to be a blogger on JohnstonPatch — and if your stuff is really good, we'll share it among our other sites in Rhode Island. Nice Pattern: We're in for a few days of sunny skies and temps in the 80s this week. Overnight lows in the 60s. Next chance of rain looks like Saturday. Passing: Visiting hours are scheduled for this afternoon for Jenna Jacques, a nine-year-old girl whose name is memorialized on the Pink Heals rescue truck. The family has an account at Citizens Bank for donations: Team Jenna, C/O Citizens Bank, 27 Algonquin St., Providence, RI 02907. Find out more on the Team Jenna Facebook page. Library: At Mohr Library today: Also, be sure to sign up your little …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Plans to help a local girl in her fight against cancer, a poll on same-sex marriage, and a look back at a special honor for local kids score spots on your 5 Things To Know Today.
Team: On June 2, ACI Customs is set to host a Bike and Car show and motorcycle run to benefit Pink Heals and Jenna Jacques, a 9-year-old girl from Johnston. Check out or video on the announcement. Marriage: What do you think? Is it time for Rhode Island to approve same-sex marriage? Cast your vote and have your say on this big issue. Rain: If only our apology could change the JohnstonPatch WeatherBug forecast — alas, it can not. More rain on tap with highs in the lower 70s. Clearing expected on Thursday. Beach: The state DEM announced that its Johnston office won't be selling season beach passes this year, which means you'll have to go "all that way" to a Washington County beach to get one. Revs: On this date last year, we posted a photo …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The final Friday of March, 2012, features 5 Things To Know Today.
Sun: The JohnstonPatch WeatherBug forecast calls for clearing skies and sun with temps in the low 50s — but clouds are expected to build overnight, with a chance of rain into Saturday. Schools: Should gambling revenue go directly to education? [No, it doesn't already — as we reported in our poll yesterday.] Cast your vote and post your comments. Sunday Best: There's still time to help choose the best place in Johnston to go shopping for spring clothes — what's your favorite spot? Let us know. Singing: Tune up those vocal cords and give your best performance tonight at Crown & Anchor's weekly karaoke night. Wicked Cool Ronnie hosts, starting at 9 p.m. Share: On this date last year, we reported on the town's donation of a retired police …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The charity, started by firefighters from the Central Coventry Fire Department, will use the vehicle to promote its help to women with cancer.
Mayor Joseph M. Polisena made a special presentation on March 30 — the town's donation of a former police cruiser to the Pink Heals Women's Center charity. Named "Anna," in honor of Anna Mazzulla, the now pink car will be used to escort the pink fire engine that is already part of the Pink Heals fleet. Most of Anna Mazzulla's eight children, including town Recreation Director Dan Mazzulla, attended the ceremony at Johnston Memorial Park, and were the first people to sign their names and write messages on the vehicle. "We had already taken the car to several events, and people had asked to sign the car while it was still blank," explained Matt Medeiros, a Central Coventry firefighter and organizer of Pink Heals. "We respectfully declined …