Pink Permeates NorthBay campuses 

Pink was the color of the day at NorthBay Healthcare on both Thursday and Friday, as hundreds flocked to the hospital campuses to take photos and sign a pink fire truck, in honor of women battling illness.


The truck was christened “Christine,” in a dedication ceremony on Thursday at VacaValley Hospital. It was named in honor of Christine Franklin, a NorthBay Guild volunteer who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2011. Her family came to celebrate her memory and were the first invited to sign the truck. christine ani 

The engine, retired by the VacaValley Fire Department, was gifted to the Solano County Chapter of the Guardians of the Ribbon/Pink Heals.

NorthBay joined forces with the national Pink Heals tour in 2011, when three fire trucks came for a visit and participated in the Fiesta Days Parade.

On Thursday, Dave Graybill, founder of the international organization, shared his mission and passion with the crowd.

“We want you to love and care for the women of your community,” he said.

On Friday, the pink engine visited the Fairfield campus, where a special signing opportunity was held for Cancer Center patients and staff, prior to opening to the public.