PINK HEALS 2017 NATIONAL TOUR STOP
It's official - the Sauk Valley Area is on the Pink Heals National Tour! Pink Heals will be spending time in four local communities; Dixon, Morrison, Rock Falls & Sterling, IL over two days; Saturday September 23rd and Sunday September 24th 2017.
WHAT IS PINK HEALS? Pink Heals are a group of first responders that travel the country in Pink Firetrucks, who visit women on a tour to raise awareness, spread hope and bring healing to those with cancer.
HOW IT STARTED IN THE SAUK VALLEY AREA Rock Falls Tourism may have brought the tour to the area in 2014, but it has grown each year and now encompasses the Sauk Valley Region. This could not have been possible without the cooperation, collaboration and dedication of our four towns; Dixon, Morrison, Rock Falls & Sterling, IL, our counties; Lee & Whiteside, our three local hospitals and a myriad of organizations, businesses & volunteers that make up the Sauk Valley Area and continually support the tour.
The Pink Heals Tour offers all of us in the Sauk Valley Area the opportunity to support the fighters, admire the survivors, to honor the taken and to never ever give up hope!
PINK HEALS TOUR GIFT BASKETS Starting in 2016, each woman visited along our Sauk Valley Tour received a gift basket that included comfort items, gift certificates, sunglasses and jewelry from local business and non-profits. It went over amazingly well and was a wonderful way to let them know that the entire Sauk Valley Area supports them. They are not alone is their fight.
PINK HEALS PARTIES- COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the tour and thank those who have created Pink Parties or added Pink Heals to their existing events. My goal has always been to include the Sauk Valley region in all aspects of Pink Heals. We are stronger together.” –Janell Loos
PINK PARTY WEEKEND IN THE SAUK VALLEY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
- STERLING-CGH MEDICAL CENTER | MAIN CLINIC 101 East Miller Rd | Main Clinic Parking Lot | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Stop by for special pink cookies, giveaways and t-shirt sales from the CGH Health Foundation. The Pink Heals trucks will be on-site to sign and buy t-shirts! Learn about our women’s services from the CGH Women’s Imaging Center staff. CGH will be providing boxed lunches for the Pink Heals Volunteers
- ROCK FALLS- PINK PARTY ON THE RIVERFRONT | RB&W DISTRICT PARK 301 East 2nd Street | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
You'll find the Pink Heals Truck on display to be signed, Rock Falls Fire Department, Rock Falls Police Department, Pink Heals t-shirts for sale, tourism goodies, DJ at the amphitheater, booths from our local businesses, and health & wellness booths from many organizing non-profits. Every booth will be giving away something. Don't miss the ALL PINK FIREWORKS display as we recognize those who are living with cancer and in memory of those we've lost to cancer, and most importantly, to celebrate life.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
- DIXON- SCARECROW FESTIVAL | Hennepin Avenue, near the riverfront | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Dixon Main Street has provided space for the static display during their Scarecrow Festival along Hennepin Avenue. There will be an area for t-shirts to be sold plus, lunch will be served to the Pink Heals volunteers.
- MORRISON- RESTHAVE | 408 Maple Ave | 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Resthave is having their first Family Fun Day and are graciously including Pink Heals! The festivities feature a hog roast, bags tournament & children’s games, clowns, relay races and petting zoo. Pink Heals t-shirts will be on sale. Thank You Resthave and your sponsors!
We couldn’t do what we do without the help and support of our communities, local businesses, volunteers and non-profits. Thank you!
2016 CONTRIBUTORS & VOLUNTEERS
CGH Medical Center, KSB Hospital, Morrison Community Hospital, Home of Hope, Firehouse Ministries of God, Morrison Police Department, Rock Falls Police Department, Sterling Police Department, Dixon Police Department, Lee County Health Department, Whiteside County Health Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department, Rock Falls Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, Dixon Fire Department, Morrison Fire Department, American Cancer Society, United Way, Touchdown for Tata’s, Rock River Christian Center, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, Applebee’s, Beautiful U Boutique, Blackhawk Waterways CVB, Couture Hair & Day Spa, Dairy Mart Plus, Dō TERRA, Frosted Spoon, Golden Key Gift, Imprintable Memories, Jimmy John’s, Oregon Soap Shoppe, Sauk Valley Bank, Selmi’s Greenhouse, Shopko, Twin City Popcorn, White Pines Inn & Johnson Oil.
2017 CONTRIBUTORS & VOLUNTEERS
CGH Medical Center, KSB Hospital, Morrison Community Hospital, Home of Hope, Firehouse Ministries of God, Morrison Police Department, Rock Falls Police Department, Sterling Police Department, Dixon Police Department, Lee County Health Department, Whiteside County Health Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department, Rock Falls Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, Dixon Fire Department, Morrison Fire Department, American Cancer Society, United Way, Touchdown for Tata’s, Rock Falls Tourism, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Morrison Chamber of Commerce, Casey’s General Store, Applebee’s, Educators of Beauty, Yellow Dog Publishing, Blackhawk Waterways CVB, Dave’s Coffee Cakes, Dō TERRA, Frosted Spoon, Golden Key Gift, HALO Branded Solutions, Jimmy John’s, CGH Health Foundation, Sauk Valley Bank, Selmi’s Greenhouse, Superwash Car Wash of Rock Falls, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Twin City Popcorn & Johnson Oil. The list keeps growing!
CGH MEDICAL CENTER, KSB HOSPITAL, HOME OF HOPE, FIREHOUSE MINISTRIES OF GOD, ROCK FALLS TOURISM, ROCK FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, SAUK VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CASEY’S GENERAL STORE, EDUCATORS OF BEAUTY, YELLOW DOG PUBLISHING, BLACKHAWK WATERWAYS CVB, DŌ TERRA, FROSTED SPOON, GOLDEN KEY GIFT, HALO BRANDED SOLUTIONS, JIMMY JOHN’S, CGH HEALTH FOUNDATION, SAUK VALLEY BANK, SELMI’S GREENHOUSE, SUPERWASH CAR WASH OF ROCK FALLS, MARY KAY COSMETICS, TWIN CITY POPCORN. THE LIST KEEPS GROWING!