CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT)- Pleasure Island is getting a jumpstart on breast cancer awareness this month.
Wednesday, September 18, the Pink Heals National Tour will roll into Carolina Beach. Seven pink fire trucks will cross over the Snow's Cut Bridge around 5:30 p.m.
"They'll be like a little parade, I guess you would call it, coming over Snow's Cut right over to Cape Fear Boulevard and then they're going to park along Cape Fear Boulevard, " says Janis Boroznoff.
Boroznoff, a breast cancer survivor, is one of the organizers of the first annual Pleasure Island Day of Hope. She and her co-founder, Kori Carter, started it to raise awareness in the beach community.
"The pink fire trucks, along with our fire department will come over Snow's Cut and make their way over to Cape Fear where they will park them and we'll have music and food." Boroznoff said. "The survivors will be able to come up with their family and friends and be able to sign the pink trucks."
Pink Heals was started in Arizona by Dave Graybill, a former professional baseball player and firefighter. Graybill first started the pink truck tour as a way to honor women dealing with breast cancer. The mission has now expanded to help people dealing with any cancer pay for some of their medical bills.
The mission of the pink truck tour has spread across the country, including Cape Fear Pink Heals in Castle Hayne. The local pink truck is named after Claudia Eastmon, a breast and bone cancer survivor.
The Pink Heals tour is one of two events the Pleasure Island Day of Hope is hosting.
Friday, September 28, breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in the first annual "Toes in the Sand" event. Participants will walk from Uncle Vinny's Restaurant at Carolina Beach to the ocean. A celebration with food and music will follow.