Conscious Party: Asheville is pretty in pink

Pink Heals will roll eight pink firetrucks into Asheville.

WHAT: Pink Heals Tour

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

WHERE: Hue Thairapy, 330 Rockwood Road, Arden

WHY: Since 2007, Pink Heals has helped women and children battling cancer by traveling across the country raising awareness and money for the support of cancer education, detection, treatment and research. From their chapter in Winston-Salem, Pink Heals will roll eight pink firetrucks into Asheville, escorted by local police and fire departments. Firefighter volunteers have either bought or been donated these trucks, which are brought to events and care centers to lift the spirits of women and children diagnosed with cancer. Cancer patients and their families are encouraged to decorate the trucks with their signatures.

The Pink Heals program gives the community the opportunity to raise money to combat cancer, and provides a platform for the community to continue raising cancer-fighting funds after the event is over. “We are hoping to make this an annual event and try to open a Pink Heals chapter here in Asheville,” says Desiree Andre, salon coordinator at Hue Thairapy. “We pride ourselves on giving back to the community. Giving back is the new black.”

All proceeds from the event will help offset medical bills for female and child cancer patients of the Mission Health-Cancer Center. Stylists will conduct a “Cut-a-Thon” featuring $20 haircuts, followed by food and drinks, live music by firefighter and DJ Harry Darnell, basket drawings and kids activities. A raffle and silent auction will provide additional proceeds for donation to the cancer center.

For more information, contact Salon Coordinator Desiree Andre at 585-5414 or huethairapy@gmail.com — Michael McDonald 

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