‘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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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). 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). 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. Let the 5K begin! The fundraising event for cancer causes raised $3,000. A group of walkers enjoy the 5K course. Miss Fallbrook supports the 5K and shared her experiences with her mom’s breast cancer. Nikki Warren leads 5k participants in pre-race warm-up exercises. 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 Juan Sanchez of Vista took first place in the men’s division of the 5K. Mike Benoit took second place in the men’s division of the 5K. 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. Leo Romero, Fallbrook’s new Honorary Mayor, prepares Wolfgang for the 5K run. Jennifer Paull took first place in the women’s division of the 5K. Oliver Guanga heads for the finish line. Kari Moreno, left, and Karen Lewis enjoy the 5K run. Lynne Bradley crosses the finish line. Women of all ages participated in the inspirational event. Steve Abbott of North County Fire thanks the crowd for their participation in the ‘Care to Wear Pink’ 5K Fun Run. Lisa Hill won a gift certificate at the 5K event that is good for one free belly dancing lesson. Sam Russell heads for the 5K finish line. 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. Inspirational messages were written all over each pink fire truck at the October 3 visit from the Pink Firetrucks Organization at Fallbrook High School. The ribbon symbol, known internationally, represents the ongoing fight against cancer. Marlene Sudomir and Rosemarie Peralta pose for photos on the pink bench with the ribbon symbol in the background. 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.
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