Steve Rusin of Chicago’s Buffalo Grove Fire Department greets the Nichols siblings during the Pink Heals tour’s Gainesville visit Sept. 30. Pink Heals’ Gainesville stop was sponsored by fire rescue agencies throughout the area — including Fire Rescue Professionals of Alachua County IAFF Local 3852 — to benefit women cancer patients at UF&Shands. The UF Police Department teamed with the fire rescue agencies to raise money by selling pink T-shirts. Pink Heals fire trucks, which are covered in more than 300,000 handwritten messages penned by cancer patients and their friends and families, make an annual trek across the nation. This was the tour’s first stop in Gainesville. If you would like to support the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, visit “Make a Gift” at www.cancer.ufl.edu.