Local Authorities Unveil New ‘Delaney’ Pink Fire Truck
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Grand Junction Fire Department kicked off a unique fire truck campaign on Wednesday, to help fight cancer.
Last year, the Grand Junction Fire Department wore pink shirts all October long to bring awareness to the disease.
“As a fire fighter, we help people on a daily basis, its part of our job,” said Brian Clark, firefighter. “To wear the pink shirt, we go into people's homes that are dealing with cancer and it just shows that we are thinking about them.”
However this year, all 11 fire departments in Mesa County will join in and they've even added re-enforcement: a pink fire truck called “Delaney.”
The truck is named after a local girl who is fighting cancer.
“I feel blessed to have the fire department team together with Delany,” said Wendy Campbell, Delaney’s mom. “My dad was a firefighter and so the whole department and everything that they do, they're probably the most companionate people out there.”
The truck was donated to the department by Central Orchard Mesa.
Last year, they raised almost $9,000 to Delaney’s foundation, which will help families who have loved ones struggling from cancer.
The fire truck will be on display on Thursday at the Grand Junction Farmers' Market, where officials will be selling pink t-shirts from it.
The truck will also be used in parades in town.