Central County Fire Department Unveils Fire Engine Pink in Support of Pink Ribbon Girls

Government and Politics

June 27, 2019

From: San Mateo County

Pink Ribbon Girls Now Provides Servicesto Breast and Gynecological Cancer Patients in the San Francisco Bay Area

San Mateo County, CA -- Central County Fire Department (CCFD) and Pink Ribbon Girls commemorate their partnership by unveiling the first pink fire engine in California. CCFD’s pink fire engine will be housed at Station 37 in Millbrae and used for community awareness and education on breast and gynecological cancer.

Pink Ribbon Girls provides free services to patients with breast and gynecological cancers to help with day-to-day activities including healthy meals for the entire family, housecleaning, rides to treatment, and peer support.

Heather Salazar, President and CEO of Pink Ribbon Girls, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Central County Fire Department and unveil our first pink fire engine in California. Pink Ribbon Girls is officially here and ready to serve clients affected by breast and gynecological cancers from San Francisco to San Jose.”

John Kammeyer, CCFD Fire Chief, commented, “Our pink fire engine will increase awareness of breast and gynecological cancers, as well as promote the concept of ‘give where you live', which aligns with CCFD’s mission. We want to ensure that those in our communities who are fighting these dreaded diseases know they have support.”

In addition to now serving patients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG) provides services in Ohio and St. Louis. In 2018, PRG provided 90,000 nutritious meals to cancer patients, performed 1,700 house cleanings, and provided 2,500 rides to treatment. To learn more about Pink Ribbon Girls services or to sign up as a client, breast and gynecological patients can visit www.pinkribbongirls.org.

About Central County Fire Department:

The Central County Fire Department (CCFD) proudly serves the communities of Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae in San Mateo County, California. Formed in April 2004, the CCFD provides all-risk fire protection, emergency medical and community risk reduction services to 70,000 residents and tens of thousands of visitors each year. CCFD personnel are highly trained, highly motivated and prepared to answer the needs of the community under routine and emergency conditions. We continually strive to exceed the expectations of those we serve. Learn more at ccfd.org.

About Pink Ribbon Girls:

Pink Ribbon Girls, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded by breast cancer survivors who have a passion for supporting and empowering others who are currently in the fight against breast and women’s reproductive cancers. We don’t want to just TALK about cancer, we want to TAKE ON cancer. We are here to make the burden lighter. We strive to balance the fear and uncertainty that breast and gynecological cancers bring to individuals and families by providing FREE direct services of healthy meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment, and peer support to our clients throughout our regions, to ensure that No One Travels This Road Alone…™

Pink Ribbon Girls currently serves the following communities: central Ohio, Midwest Ohio, southwest Ohio/northern Kentucky, St. Louis, and San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at www.pinkribbongirls.org. Pink Ribbon Girls is locally supported by an innovative medical AI start-up – whiterabbit.ai. “Whiterabbit.ai’s goal is improve lives through early and more accurate cancer detection using AI and we are thrilled to support Pink Ribbon Girls and their excellent work,” said Rakesh Mathur, co-founder of whiterabbit.ai.

Local radiology center Peninsula Diagnostic Imaging (PDI) serves as PRG’s California flagship location. PDI offers women the most advanced breast cancer screenings with same day results, aligned with PRG’s mission to reduce suffering and help support women in every way possible. PRG’s presence is already having a positive impact on the lives of PDI’s patients and will continue to grow serving other areas of the bay.