|A fireman in pink regalia poses in front of Tonya the newest truck of the three at Hammond's Candy Company|
A couple weeks ago JJ, Cathi, Becci, Bob and I took a free tour of Hammond's Candy Factory near 58th and Washington here in Denver. It was fun and very interesting, plus we got free candy! I took lots of pictures and will write a blog on our tour later. While we were there they were promoting a Women's Cancer Awareness Day the following week. Bob and I were very interested in this and so we went last week.
It is a tour called Pink Heals and is sponsored by a group of firemen who travel around the US in pink fire trucks and wear pink to support women's cancer. They had booths, a bouncing room for kids, prizes and of course, pink candy made right there. The firemen, dressed in pink fire gear and cancer survivors worked on the candy line in the factory while tour guides read the stories of the survivors. We did not go inside because Bob did not think he could listen to the stories and we had seen the whole procedure the week before--just not making the pink candy.
|Elaine has every inch inside and out covered with signatures of survivors and supporters!|
We did visit the pink fire trucks and signed one of them and visited with the traveling firemen and the founder of this organization, Dave Graybill. It was very inspiring.
|Bob signs Tonya, the newest pink fire truck to visit here.|
|Dave explains his philosophy to channel 9 TV News. The truck he is sitting on pulls the trailer with the ribbon on it. Every inch is covered with signatures!|
|Bob and I show some of the signatures on Elaine.|
|Our contribution to the signatures on Tonya.|
|Karen, guardian of the ribbon, covered completely with signatures--an impressive sight!|
|This tall guy is a local fire department symbol. Dave wants a pink tall guy!|
|A group of firemen pose in front of one of the engines.|
|We show off our signatures!|
|A man and his son sign Tonya with the candy factory in the background.|