Think Pink a Powerful Hit
Pink was the color of the day, when NorthBay Healthcare employees, family, friends, patients and the public converged in the parking lot at NorthBay Medical Center and visited the Gateway Medical Building Saturday, Sept. 22, to focus on women’s health issues. There were pink fire trucks, courtesy of the international Guardians of the Ribbon/Pink Heals tour, as well as some red fire trucks, a CALSTAR medical helicopter, and numerous booths offering information about cancer treatment, mammograms and more.
Local art teacher Jill Faison invited participants of all ages to put pen or crayon to paper and draw something that illustrated the cancer patient’s fight. Those 6-by-6 inch drawings will be featured at an upcoming NorthBay Healthcare Advanced Medicine Lecture Series event.
The newly formed Solano chapter of the Guardians of the Ribbon/Pink Heals used the day to announce that the Vacaville Fire Department has donated a red fire engine to their cause. That engine will be painted pink and used to support women’s health issues in Solano County, organizers say.
On Friday six NorthBay Cancer Center patients were treated to a special Spa Day, courtesy of the center and the Pink Heals National Tour firemen. The women, winners of a drawing for the event, traveled in the Pink Heals Tour Bus to Blake Austin Beauty School in Vacaville for manicures and pedicures followed by lunch at Los Reyes restaurant.
The winners were Donna Quintero, Karen Norton, Barbara Tonet, Millie Cheechov, June Gothard and Sandra Bolden.