‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose


Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Issue 41, Volume 16.


‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Coral Warren shows off her pink balloon hat at the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K Fun
Run at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 sponsored by the Fallbrook firefighters and the Kairin Clinic, in association with The Pink Firetrucks Organization.
Coral Warren shows off her pink balloon hat at the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K Fun Run at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 sponsored by the Fallbrook firefighters and the Kairin Clinic, in association with The Pink Firetrucks Organization.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Catrina McKittrick and Kristen Koch hold signs that read “Your pace or mine?” and “May the course be with you.” They stood on the 5K course at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 with the signs to remind folks that they can go at their own pace. The girls also sold raffle tickets before the race.
Catrina McKittrick and Kristen Koch hold signs that read “Your pace or mine?” and “May the course be with you.” They stood on the 5K course at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 with the signs to remind folks that they can go at their own pace. The girls also sold raffle tickets before the race.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Sassi, owned by Patsy Needham, is dressed perfectly in theme for the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ event when the Pink Firetrucks Organization arrived in Fallbrook Oct. 3.  See more photos of this event at 
www.thevillagenews.com.
Sassi, owned by Patsy Needham, is dressed perfectly in theme for the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ event when the Pink Firetrucks Organization arrived in Fallbrook Oct. 3. See more photos of this event at www.thevillagenews.com.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Mary Meacham and her son Keegan cross the 5K finish line with a smile. North County Fire Protection District, the Fallbrook Firefighters Association, Kairin Clinic, and the Care to Wear Pink organization hosted the 5k as well as a visit from pink firetrucks. Proceeds raised by the Fallbrook Firefighters Association ($2,500) were donated to local resident Patty Christensen who is currently fighting end stage breast cancer.
Mary Meacham and her son Keegan cross the 5K finish line with a smile. North County Fire Protection District, the Fallbrook Firefighters Association, Kairin Clinic, and the Care to Wear Pink organization hosted the 5k as well as a visit from pink firetrucks. Proceeds raised by the Fallbrook Firefighters Association ($2,500) were donated to local resident Patty Christensen who is currently fighting end stage breast cancer.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - From left, Ingrid Reinig (holding Lita), Julian Lopez of Fresno Fire, and Suzanne Dvorak pose for a photo when the Pink Firetrucks Organization visited Fallbrook High School the evening of October 3.
From left, Ingrid Reinig (holding Lita), Julian Lopez of Fresno Fire, and Suzanne Dvorak pose for a photo when the Pink Firetrucks Organization visited Fallbrook High School the evening of October 3.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - The top three winners in the men’s division of the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 are: Juan Sanchez, first; Mike Benoit, second; and Eddie Soto, third. The 5K raised $3,000.
The top three winners in the men’s division of the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 are: Juan Sanchez, first; Mike Benoit, second; and Eddie Soto, third. The 5K raised $3,000.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - The top three finishers in the women’s division of the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 are: Jennifer Paull, first; Camille Lamvert, second; and Laura Hurtado, third.
The top three finishers in the women’s division of the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K at Pala Mesa Resort on Sept. 30 are: Jennifer Paull, first; Camille Lamvert, second; and Laura Hurtado, third.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Some of the participants on hand at the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ event featuring pink fire trucks pose for a group photo. The Pink Firetrucks Organization goes on tour across the U.S. each year to bring awareness and raise money for local cancer causes. See full list of 5K results at www.kairinclinic.com (blog).
Some of the participants on hand at the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ event featuring pink fire trucks pose for a group photo. The Pink Firetrucks Organization goes on tour across the U.S. each year to bring awareness and raise money for local cancer causes. See full list of 5K results at www.kairinclinic.com (blog).

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Irene Soto gets a ‘high five’ from Aimee Warren, D.O. at the finish line of the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K on Sept. 30. See a full list of all runner finish times at www.kairinclinic.com (click on Blog).
Irene Soto gets a ‘high five’ from Aimee Warren, D.O. at the finish line of the “Care to Wear Pink” 5K on Sept. 30. See a full list of all runner finish times at www.kairinclinic.com (click on Blog).

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - From left, Jennifer Zens, Lisa Mausia and Leah Findler lent their support to the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K Fun Run on Sept. 30 at Pala Mesa Resort.
From left, Jennifer Zens, Lisa Mausia and Leah Findler lent their support to the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K Fun Run on Sept. 30 at Pala Mesa Resort.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Let the 5K begin! The fundraising event for cancer causes raised $3,000.
Let the 5K begin! The fundraising event for cancer causes raised $3,000.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - A group of walkers enjoy the 5K course.
A group of walkers enjoy the 5K course.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Miss Fallbrook supports the 5K and shared her experiences with her mom’s breast cancer.
Miss Fallbrook supports the 5K and shared her experiences with her mom’s breast cancer.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Nikki Warren leads 5k participants in pre-race warm-up exercises.
Nikki Warren leads 5k participants in pre-race warm-up exercises.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Zarick MacDonald proudly displays his pink hair in support of the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ event when the pink fire trucks came to visit on Oct. 3
Zarick MacDonald proudly displays his pink hair in support of the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ event when the pink fire trucks came to visit on Oct. 3

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Juan Sanchez of Vista took first place in the men’s division of the 5K.
Juan Sanchez of Vista took first place in the men’s division of the 5K.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Mike Benoit took second place in the men’s division of the 5K.
Mike Benoit took second place in the men’s division of the 5K.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Eddie Soto and his son, Eddie Jr. finished the race in third place in the men’s division. Soto, who trains with his son in the stroller, says the motion of the stroller usually puts his son to sleep.
Eddie Soto and his son, Eddie Jr. finished the race in third place in the men’s division. Soto, who trains with his son in the stroller, says the motion of the stroller usually puts his son to sleep.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Leo Romero, Fallbrook’s new Honorary Mayor, prepares Wolfgang for the 5K run.
Leo Romero, Fallbrook’s new Honorary Mayor, prepares Wolfgang for the 5K run.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Jennifer Paull took first place in the women’s division of the 5K.  
Jennifer Paull took first place in the women’s division of the 5K.  

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Oliver Guanga heads for the finish line.
Oliver Guanga heads for the finish line.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Kari Moreno, left, and Karen Lewis enjoy the 5K run.
Kari Moreno, left, and Karen Lewis enjoy the 5K run.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Lynne Bradley crosses the finish line. Women of all ages participated in the inspirational event.
Lynne Bradley crosses the finish line. Women of all ages participated in the inspirational event.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Steve Abbott of North County Fire thanks the crowd for their participation in the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K Fun Run.  
Steve Abbott of North County Fire thanks the crowd for their participation in the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K Fun Run.  

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Lisa Hill won a gift certificate at the 5K event that is good for one free belly dancing lesson.
Lisa Hill won a gift certificate at the 5K event that is good for one free belly dancing lesson.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Sam Russell heads for the 5K finish line.
Sam Russell heads for the 5K finish line.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Joining together at the visit by the pink fire trucks are, from left, Shirley Juul, Captain Mike Mullins (Virginia Beach, Virginia), and Cherie Juul of North County Fire.
Joining together at the visit by the pink fire trucks are, from left, Shirley Juul, Captain Mike Mullins (Virginia Beach, Virginia), and Cherie Juul of North County Fire.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Inspirational messages were written all over each pink fire truck at the October 3 visit from the Pink Firetrucks Organization at Fallbrook High School.  
Inspirational messages were written all over each pink fire truck at the October 3 visit from the Pink Firetrucks Organization at Fallbrook High School.  

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - The ribbon symbol, known internationally, represents the ongoing fight against cancer.
The ribbon symbol, known internationally, represents the ongoing fight against cancer.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Marlene Sudomir and Rosemarie Peralta pose for photos on the pink bench with the ribbon symbol in the background.
Marlene Sudomir and Rosemarie Peralta pose for photos on the pink bench with the ribbon symbol in the background.

‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K and visit from pink fire trucks during ‘Pink Heals Tour’ serve positive purpose - Christine Rinaldi photo. - Brian Greenwood did 20 push ups to earn raffle tickets. Watching in the background are George Henry, left, and Cynthia Henry, right, owners of Kaia F.I.T. Cynthia is a cancer survivor.
Brian Greenwood did 20 push ups to earn raffle tickets. Watching in the background are George Henry, left, and Cynthia Henry, right, owners of Kaia F.I.T. Cynthia is a cancer survivor.


 

2 comments

Comment Profile ImageAnita Marciel Williams
Comment #1 | Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm
My daughter Aimée Williams, class of 87, fought breast cancer for eight years, passing in Murrieta just after her 40th birthday. Her sister Zoe Williams is chairman of her company's "Race" campaign in Honolulu (Hawaii Gas Co.) and is trying to break the record there. (Aimée and Zoe were born in Hawaii.)

Anyone interested, former classmates and friends, might go to:http://hawaii.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/HNL_HawaiiAffiliate/1134022370?px=7120160&pg=personal&fr_id=2683.

Or send it to me at 34150 HARROW HILL RD., WILDOMAR, 92595. Mahalo, Anita, mother of Mark, Stefani, Aimée and Zoe Williams, Fallbrook 1981 to 2001, and former employee of the Fallbrook Enterprise and the Fallbrook Directory
Comment Profile ImageDogwood
Comment #2 | Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm
Pink fire trucks are awesome--let's find a cure.

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