The Pink Heals Tour Stops in the Stateline

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- An 18 day tour makes a special stop in the Stateline changing the way we see a symbol of the fire department and a deadly disease.

This is the Pink Heals Tour that made a stop Sunday at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. This caravan of fire trucks is traveling across America to raise awareness for women battling all types of cancer. The goal is to inspire others to come out and honor women who have fought the disease. The special stop comes at a time when the hospital introduces a new 360 degree radiation machine, the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator.

“Having newer technology and being able to treat patients in a safer
manor, the outcomes are better and when it comes down to it we are heal for our patients," says radiation oncologist Dr. Iftekhar Ahmad.

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