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At Bartlett's next health fair, it's all about pink

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  • The last time the Pink Heals fire truck stopped in Bartlett was 2009, when students from Bartlett Elementary School visited Bartlett Fire Station 1 to see it.

      The last time the Pink Heals fire truck stopped in Bartlett was 2009, when students from Bartlett Elementary School visited Bartlett Fire Station 1 to see it.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE FILE PHOTO/2009

  • Students crowd around the truck, which tours the nation. This year, most of its local stops will bein DuPage County.

      Students crowd around the truck, which tours the nation. This year, most of its local stops will bein DuPage County.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE FILE PHOTO/2009

 
Submitted by the Bartlett Fire Protection District

It's all about pink at the Pink Heals Health Fair and Blood Drive Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Bartlett.

This event is all about health. Visitors can check their bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure and have varicose vein screenings taken.

Representatives from Sherman Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center, Provena Joseph's Hospital, Hanover Township's Office of Community Health, and the Bartlett Police Department will be present to distribute health and safety information.

Additionally, Life Source will be on-site for any participants interested in donating blood.

The Pink Heals organization will bring the iconic pink fire truck, which tours the nation putting a spotlight on eradicating breast cancer and other cancers, and helps local police and fire departments raise money for charity.

They want to raise awareness and support for women who are facing all types of cancer.

For more information, visit www.pinkfiretrucks.org. All money raised during the Bartlett fair is used to help women in the community affected by cancer.

The Health Fair and Blood Drive will be from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 1, 234 N. Oak Ave. in Bartlett.

In support of the Pink Heals organization, the Bartlett Fire Protection District will sell T-shirts and sweatshirts to raise money for local women battling cancer. A limited number of shirts will be available for sale at the health fair.

To purchase a T-shirt otherwise, visit www.wakohwear.com/pinkheals. Shirts will be available for pickup Aug. 31 or Sept. 8 at Fire Station No. 3, 1575 W. Bartlett Road.

The commitment of the Bartlett firefighters does not stop there. They will be wearing pink T-shirts as their daily uniform now through Aug. 24 to show their support for Pink Heals.

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