Project Pink Wheels

Purpose

Project Pink Wheels was designed to show support for all those touched by cancer. While the color pink symbolizes breast cancer, our intention is to include all cancers in this project. Our goal is to provide a show of support to those touched by cancer within our community.

Why is this important?

The CDC reports that in Contra Costa County there were 27,136 new cases of cancer reported during the period between 2012-2016. This means, for every 100,000 people, 427 new cancer cases were reported in this county. Over those years 9,047 people died of cancer in Contra Costa. Cancer directly effects a patient, their families and their friends. As we are tasked with serving our community, we understand cancer and its effects know no bounds. CCCFPD and Local 1230 want to show our continued support to the community we serve.

Possible uses

  • Public health fairs
  • Community festivals/parades
  • Cancer events (ex. Relay for Life)
  • Individuals within the community (celebrating final chemo appts, rides to their final cancer treatment within our service area and 1 family member may ride with)
  • Community fundraisers
  • Other related uses (email contact below to discuss)

Who can reserve

Any resident covered by the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230 service area:
  • Antioch
  • Pittsburgh
  • Bay Point
  • Clyde
  • Pacheco
  • Concord
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Martinez
  • Walnut Creek
  • Lafayette
  • Clayton
  • El Sobrante
  • San Pablo
  • Brentwood
  • Oakley
  • Knightsen
  • Bethel Island
  • Discovery Bay
  • Byron
  • Rodeo
  • Hercules
  • El Cerrito
  • Moraga
  • Orinda
  • Pinole
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Mobile Celebration

Since cancer affects so many we want to recognize their fight. Individuals who have won their battle and to those who passed we will honor them by adding their names to the engine. This will be done by “In memory of (passed fighters)” “In honor of (survivors)” written with permanent pen.

How to request

Email requests or questions to:

Chris Leimpeter, Retired CCCFPD Fire Captain
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