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In Amarillo, pink was the new black.
Glyndia Keiser says, "we are here supporting all of the pink firemen that have stopped here in Amarillo today."

Yes, you heard her correctly, pink firetrucks lined the street outside of the Coffee Memorial Blood Center on June 22.

The reason they were there, to spread the love.

Pink Heals creator Dave Graybill says, "I created a nonprofit in the celebration of a woman and what she means to us, like my mother.  She's the most important thing in my life and she's healthy.  This isn't about cancer,   but money raised through our organizatoin or our program can go to different nonprofits, starting with cancer in communities."

He says 8 years ago he started the movement, with $3,000.

Now, there are more than 150 trucks in 3 different countries, nd he still has $3,000.

This is the first time the tour has come to Amarillo.

Some people behind the event tell us how they got here.

Cancer survivor Katrina Atkins says, "the local chapter from Guymon, Oklahom contacted me and through Suzanne's help of hosting us here, we were able to put on this event."

Suzanne Talley from Coffee Memorial Blood Center says, "it's just our way of showing support.  We are all in this fight together.  It takes all of us."

While the pink trucks and and firefighters are here, all the money brought in stays right here in our area and goes toward women's health.

Graybill says they are building a new pink truck every 3 weeks and are traveling to 150 cities in 180 days.

All the money comes out of his pocket.

He tells us,"it's the polar opposite of most charities.  I don't come here like this.  I come here and say i want to give you something and raise money and give to your people."

There were t-shirts and other gadgets for sale, but gGaybill tells us all the money raised from those sales goes toward gas for the trucks.

We asked him to sum up his mission while on the Pink Heal's tour.

"To bring people together in this country based on love, and serve the people that need it most."

From the looks of it, mission accomplished.

Graybill says next year they plan on going on a year round tour.

Also, he says if someone wants to provide a donation for research, they will drive up to 100 miles to a research facility, and drop off the check.

They do this, he says, to make sure the money ends up in the right hands.

For more information, and to learn more about the tour and where it's heading next, go to



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