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What's in a name? Quite a bit, says Pink Heals

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Suzy Perino of Rock Falls signs the Pink Heals "Jessica" fire truck Monday evening along the Rock Falls riverfront. Perino is a 7-year breast cancer survivor. Pink Heals' pink vehicles drive across the country to help promote cancer awareness and encourage cancer survivors or family members of cancer victims to sign the vehicles. "Jessica" is named after a cancer survivor from Johnsburg who was paralyzed from the waist down and learned to walk and drive while keeping a prefect grade-point average. The truck was one of two that visited the riverfront after making other stops around the Sauk Valley earlier Monday.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Khloe Strader, 4, of Sterling, looks out the window of the Pink Heals "Jessica" fire truck Monday evening along the Rock Falls riverfront. Khloe lost her mother, Jessica, last year. The truck is named after a cancer survivor from Johnsburg who was paralyzed from the waist down and learned to walk and drive while keeping a perfect grade-point average.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Pink Heals' pink vehicles drive across the country to help promote cancer awareness.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Pink Heals' pink vehicles drive across the country to help promote cancer awareness. Each vehicle is named after someone who has been touched by cancer.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Pink Heals brought the "Leslie" and "Jessica" fire trucks Monday evening to the Rock Falls riverfront. The trucks are named after cancer survivors and signed with the names of other cancer survivors and their family memebers.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Pink Heals members drive pink vehicles to help promote awareness of breast cancer.

Suzy Perino of Rock Falls signs the Pink Heals "Jessica" fire truck Monday evening along the Rock Falls riverfront. Perino is a 7-year breast cancer survivor. Pink Heals' pink vehicles drive across the country to help promote cancer awareness and encourage cancer survivors or family members of cancer victims to sign the vehicles. "Jessica" is named after a cancer survivor from Johnsburg who was paralyzed from the waist down and learned to walk and drive while keeping a prefect grade-point average. The truck was one of two that visited the riverfront after making other stops around the Sauk Valley earlier Monday.

 

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