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Pink Heals Tour rolls into Victoria on Sunday

By Sonny Long
Oct. 21, 2011 at 5:21 a.m.


PINK HEALS TOUR

WHERE: Salem Road at John Stockbauer Drive

WHEN: Sunday

1:45 - Cloverside

2 p.m. - Welcome - Gary Moses

Invocation - Pastor Kim Simmons

Procession of PINK HEALS tour

Remarks from Tanner Drake, VFD Chief

Proclamation read by Victoria County Commissioner Clint Ives

Message from PINK HEALS founder, Dave Graybill

3 to 6 p.m. - Entertainment:

Debbie Benet Green - Strutters

Cancer's impact locally - Dr. John McNeill

Manning's Gymnastics

Announcement of the Pink Out Cancer Awareness contest

Victoria Karate

Cloverside

Rhythm of the Road

Book signing by Dave Graybill

2 to 6 p.m. - jump house, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide for the kids, face painting & crafts, health checks along with other family friendly activities

Food & drinks available for purchase

Individual raffle items, drawings 4 p.m, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Must be present to win

Victoria is going pink Sunday.

The Pink Heals Tour, featuring pink firetrucks, pink police cars and Dave Graybill, the founder of the Pink Heals movement, will roll into Victoria at 2 p.m.

The event, at the corner of Salem Road and John Stockbauer Drive, will also feature children's activities, live music, health checks, a raffle and concessions.

The Pink Heals tour is a national tour to raise support and awareness for women battling cancer.

"We are very excited to be on the national tour stops. It is a huge honor," said Ceci Oldmixon of the Guardian of the Ribbon South Texas Chapter, local host for the tour stop.

Other pink events

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, the 4th annual fashion show to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer will be at the Victoria Mall.

The show models are all breast cancer survivors.

The event is sponsored by Carter Healthcare and Crown Hospice.

In addition to the happenings in Victoria, Lavaca County "went pink" this week in an event sponsored by Advanced Home Health Services.

Businesses in Hallettsville, Yoakum, Shiner and Moulton decorated in pink to help raise awareness of breast cancer awareness, said Christy Bohuslav, of Advanced Home Health Services.

"You would be amazed at some of the displays," she said. "They brought tears to our eyes, especially the ones at the schools."

Businesses were honored for their displays with Stevens Home Health Center in Yoakum, Kaspar Wire Works in Shiner and Shady Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Moulton taking first place honors. The winner from Hallettsville was not available at press time.

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