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Survivors, families brought together by pink trucks

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 8:56 a.m. CDT
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Lynne Drew of Dixon signs her name on a Pink Heals fire truck Monday morning during its stop at the Lee County Courthouse. Drew is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed in December 2012. The Lee County Health Department wants to remind people not to let insurance or costs keep them from looking for treatment; the department has programs and can help.
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The northern Illinois Chapter of Pink Heals arrives Monday morning at the Lee County Courthouse. The pink fire truck and a police truck made their way around the area to promote cancer awareness and raise funds for research.
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Dianne La Coursiere of Dixon snaps a photo of what she wrote on the Pink Heals fire truck Monday morning at the Lee County Courthouse. La Coursiere signed the truck for her husband, Dean, who passed away in October.
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The Pink Heals fire and police vehicles are driven by volunteers who work in the industry and donate their time to the promote cancer awareness.
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Cancer survivor and Lee County Health Department employee Marcie Withers signs the Pink Heals fire truck Monday morning in Dixon.
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Each Pink Heals chapter has its own pink vehicles named after a special person in the chapter. This northern Illinois Chapter vehicle is named Jessica.

The northern Illinois Chapter of Pink Heals arrives Monday morning at the Lee County Courthouse. The pink fire truck and a police truck made their way around the area to promote cancer awareness and raise funds for research.

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