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Pink Heals program headquarters moving to Victoria

Keldy  Ortiz

By Keldy Ortiz
Jan. 9, 2013 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

Margie Dickson, left, and Kindra Schlather stand in front of one of the pink fire trucks at the Pink Heals Tour in October 2011. Schlather wrote on the truck in memory of her sister, Deidra.

Dave Graybill has big plans for the Crossroads area and for some pink trucks.

Graybill, founder of Pink Fire Trucks and Guardians of the Ribbon, plans to move the headquarters, based in Phoenix, to the Victoria area.

He said the area has shown much support during his seven years operating the program.

His goal is to build a pink fire station to house the vehicles.

"The Crossroads area has created a movement," he said. "We believe as people that we should support people rather than causes."

Graybill explained the move would be a good idea as the program would get more support in a smaller area. He said he will continue to expand in other communities across the U.S. Since starting the program in 2007, the goal has been not only to help women with breast cancer, but all women who need help.

"It's celebrating people again and it's starting with women," Graybill said. "If you take care of her first, she will always take care of you."

Wendell Geigle, founder of the South Texas Chapter, has travelled with Graybill in Victoria the last few days meeting with school and city officials.

Geigle said he was excited about the future of the organization.

"It shows how much the community gets involve," Geigle said. "The program is always dedicated to the community."

Graybill said he does not have an exact timetable as to when the move will happen.

He looks forward to touring in June through 138 cities in 150 days to spread awareness of the program.



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