Friday, August 29, 2008

Made it to Austin

Universal City housed the truck and statue just outside San Antonio, they where very excited about the stop and assured us they will sport pink for our women on our three days in October. They will rally all the other outlying cities to do the same.

We just arrived here in Austin where they have us set up in a very nice hotel, they plan on having the Lance Armstrong Foundation for the festivities as well as other Cancer Organizations, they have guest speakers, snow cone machines, and even a performance by a well known singer songwriter who also is a breast cancer survivor. We are so proud of this truck and what it stands for and to have the city of Austin take notice of this truck and use it to inspire their city to get on board this campaign, is an honor.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Texas is sure a Big State!!!!

We are in a town that is one of the best small towns in the Country. I stopped by hear five years ago when I golfed across the Country for kids, I developed some lasting friendships and fond memories and they have not forgot how crazy I am. Ozona, TX was sure surprised when I dropped by the Fire Department with my pink fire truck. We have spent a whole day here and they gave me a new spare tire and rewired the trailer and fixed some lights. If you happen to be driving to San Antonio going east or El Paso going West please stop by this town, Miss Lou runs the fire house and she can rally all the fire personal for a meet and great in short notice. Please eat at the Hitching Post restaurant and have a British Hamburger, it is the best hamburger I have ever had, tell Matt that the Pink Ribbon Tour sent you.
The Fire Chief is going to have all the gang wear pink on these three days and the guys are trying to get him to paint the reserve truck pink, I bet they do!

Monday, August 25, 2008

We made it to Las Cruces

People all over the country are starting to call and ask if the pink fire truck can come to their town. You can imagine how hard it is for me to say NO to anybody if I could I would stay on the road for a year. Memphis fire department wanted me to come to their city and I had to say NO, but maybe next year. I just got a phone call from the wife of a fire Chief in South Bend Indiana and since it is on or way to Chicago we will make a stop. They are on board the Cares Enough to Wear Pink event, they have even talked about using a reserve truck to paint pink and fundraise for their women of South Bend. Please remember I do not want any money from the works of the Fire and Police going to our Organization from this event other than fuel or expense money. This Event is to inspire thousands of fire and police agencies to get in pink for their women and then raise money for their own Breast Cancer organizations. This is truly a great country and I am proud to be a part of the Public Safety here in the US.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The First Day of an Incredible Journey!!!!

Wow, are start at Arrowhead was awesome! I was overwhelmed with the support that was showed for our truck and crew. We had so many motorcycle riders and so many people that we have become friends with through this event. I was really appreciative for the support I was given by the fire departments, Mesa, Peoria, Luke Air Force Base, and Glendale Fire. The support from my friends and family are what this thing is all about and I am so happy, it was exactly how I planned it to be, THANK YOU!

We left Glendale Arrowhead Mall and went to Westgate shopping center with a motorcycle escort that was about 1 mile long, what a site!!! We then headed to Casa Grande where we made a quick stop in front of a Target to meet and great some more breast cancer survivors. From there we went to Kohl's on Cortaro road in North Tucson and met with four different fire departments, Northwest Fire District, Tucson Fire, Rural Fire Department, Golder Ranch fire district. They are all coming together for our women and they are all wanting to get on board wearing pink on these three days in October 25th, 26th and 27th. Thanks To Kelly McCoy of Northwest fire and Dan Burke of Tucson fire for getting this put together.