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The changing of the pink trucks

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About 300 people gathered at the Anchorage Fire Department Training Center in Airport Heights on Wednesday for a ceremonial “reveal” of the newest pink “cancer awareness” fire truck, painted a Pepto-Bismol color to help call awareness to breast cancer. The truck it replaces will be moving to Kodiak.

The truck’s paint job was paid for entirely by Alaska CyberKnife Center.

Among those attending the ceremony was former Gov. Bill Walker and his daughter Lindsay Hobson.

This is the second pink fire engine the Anchorage Fire Department has commissioned in five years.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Ooohhh what a relief….. (belch..)

  • Crew’s all gir— oops, non-male, no?
    Blue truck for prostate cancer must be out back somewhere…

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