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Members of the Parker’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department gather to show their support of the fight against breast cancer — shown here through their pink shirts and their pink fire truck, which has become a hit and elicited positive reactions from onlookers both here and in other areas of the state.

Pink.

Besides being the go-to color for frilly skirts, it’s most well-known as a way to educate many about the fight against breast cancer. Paired with a ribbon, it’s synonymous with the search for a cure.

So what’s the best way to bring attention to such a cause? How about wrapping a whole fire truck in pink ribbons?

That’s just what firefighters with the Parker’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department decided to do this summer after they began brainstorming for ways to support a cause that touches millions every year.

“Everyone down here has some kind of connection to cancer,” said Parker’s Mill firefighter Lisa Phelps.

The truck apparently has received a strong reaction from locals. That was made obvious by the many people who crowded around to get a look at the truck — pink ribbon decals, pink fire extinguisher and all — when they drove it to nearby Wal-Mart at the beginning of July.

You can read the entire story in the Sunday, July 31, edition of the Commonwealth Journal. Both print and online editions are available for your convenience.

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