Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pink Heals Fire Station 1

Kirk Van Cleave AIA, NCARB
232 Avenida Fabricante Suite 112
San Clemente, CA 92672
P: (949) 361-7950 F: (949) 361-7955
These architects are the ones who are working with us to build the first pink fire station to honor our women who battle cancer. Our goal and it is a big one, will be to build five of these across the Country. We will be selling bricks, which will have a womens name on it, who has either won or lost her battle to cancer. These bricks will be displayed all over the fire station, we see this station being an insperational landmark for our women.
Pink Heals Fire Station 1

An 8,000 square foot fire station that will house pink fire trucks and be the headquarters of the Guardians of the Ribbon Inc. A non-profit group who’s sole purpose is to serve the women of the community who suffer from Cancer. Yearly we will do a National tour, we will drive our pink fire trucks to dozens of cities across the Country raising awareness and money for organizations in each community we visit.

Pink Heals Awareness Program

Our message is real simple; we are asking all people, community leaders, fire and police agencies to “Care Enough to Wear Pink” in honor of our women who battle cancer, in this Country and around the World. The days are going to be the 25th, 26th and 27th of October. Each person or organization will have their own shirts to sell in the Month of October and donate the money to an organization close to home that helps their women.
The Guardians of the Ribbon will raise money from the sale of our Pink Heals clothing line to help generate the money needed to fund our tour on a yearly basis. The extra money will be used to help women who are currently going through their battle with cancer by providing the necessary tools to help them in their time of need. We will deliver gifts of Hope and Love in the pink fire trucks to someone’s home out of Pink Heals Fire Station 1

A Tribute to Our Women

This fire station will provide a retail store and small restaurant to the general public. It will also have a meeting room and some living quarters in case we someday become a 24 hour program that responds just like a real fire station to our women with cancer. The Apparatus bay will be a two door bay that will be two fire trucks deep, this bay will act as a charity hall when the fire trucks get pulled outside. On one side of the bay there will be a small stage for musical events and lectures, we see this space big enough for about two hundred people. We will rent this space out as necessary to increase the ability to raise money for the costs associated with maintaining the fire station. We will be doing tours of the station on a weekly basis and we eventually see this becoming a National landmark to so many women who have experienced Cancer either by having this disease or knowing someone who has.
We will build this station out of bricks and on each brick there will be a women’s name who has either won her battle or lost it due to this disease. We understand that this project will take some time to complete and we think the location at the Victory Lane Park would be a suitable fit for our project due to the fact we will be a destination venue to some and a community outreach to others.

We hope to start construction January 1, 2010 and the completion being March of 2011. I look forward to working with you on this project and I assure you it will be well worth the wait when it is finally completed. Thanks for allowing me to sell you on my dream to make a difference and I look forward to someday having our pink trucks respond out of this pink fire station to a women's home to provide her with Hope and Love.

Dave Graybill


Jennifer said...

Dave, I know the "money stuff" isn't your favorite thing, but PLEASE let us all know WHEN & HOW we can start buying bricks. There are lots of people signed up for your e-mailing list who WANT TO KNOW how we can support Pink Heals. Blast us an email before the next tour so we can make sure you have plenty of gas money to get started.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help. By keeping your organization strong, you are sending the message to families that they are not alone in this fight.

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