Pink fire trucks help educate and raise awareness on cancer

Group kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BAKERSFIELD - Every year a special group of fire fighters travel around the country on a mission to educate and raise awareness on Cancer.

The first responders are visiting southern California and making a stop in Bakersfield. 

It’s a surprise helping cancer patient, Kara Cagle feel a little special.

"I feel great, surprised and excited and honored and I feel blessed," said Cagle, who is preparing for surgery next week.  Cagle says firefighters from the Pink Heels Tour are helping her get ready for it.

"We got to meet them and I fell in love with each of them that comes and does this, and supports every woman, man and child that has cancer," she said.

The Kern County Fire Department is not only escorting the specialized trucks, firefighters will also be sporting pink throughout the month of October helping raise awareness.

"We're out here supporting the Pink Heels Fire truck tour and we have tucks that are painted pink, they travel all over the U.S. supporting breast cancer awareness and fire department its touched our families, we're out here supporting cancer today," said Fire Chief Brian Marshall with the Kern County Fire Department.

Organizers say the tour helps heal cancer patients.  It also helps inspire others during their journey.

"When the tour came through Bakersfield, I was so touched by being out, by being involved and seeing the emotions of the woman that have gone through cancer," said Kim Boller, event organizer.

The pink fire trucks will be in Bakersfield Saturday 9am to 1pm and then heading to the Los Angeles area.

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