Pink Heals Buys Fire Truck for $1

SOUTH BELOIT (WIFR) -- One Roscoe woman's cancer fight will now be known throughout the county. That's because the Stateline’s very first Pink Heals fire truck will soon bear her name.

The Winnebago County chapter of Pink Heals received the keys today to a 1972 fire engine. They bought it for just one dollar from the South Beloit Fire Department. The fire fighters say they're glad the old engine won't sit and rust somewhere and will continue to do good in the county.

Soon it will be painted pink and travel around the area, raising money for cancer awareness. It's named after Sherry Gundrum who is fighting kidney cancer.

“I love so many people, I love everybody and just to pass that love along, it is going to be amazing and what an honor to have a truck named after you. When we talked about it a year ago, you know, you just never, to see it unfold like this has been absolutely amazing," Gundrum said.

The truck hasn't been painted pink yet. It will be unveiled in August. The group will be allowed to store the truck for free at a facility in South Beloit. The group hopes to get a retired police squad car next.

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