Conway firefighters going pink for the cause

CONWAY, Ark. (Oct. 8, 2012) -It may not be the manliest color,but some Conway firefighters are putting on the pink to help fight breast cancer this coming weekend.

The Conway Fire Department will hostFirefighters for the Cure on Friday, October 12and Saturday, October 13 in downtown Conway.

There will be a 5K race, a fire truck pull competition, a survivor's parade, vendor booths, and headliner entertainment.

The event will kick off Friday evening at 5 p.m.with a pasta party at Mike's Place, and race participants can pick up their packets across the street at Simon Park. After this, participants can enjoy the block party including entertainment provided by Yesteryear, a local band. The fire truck pull competition will also begin on Friday.

The Men for Mammaries 5K will begin on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with men and women of all ages invited to participate.

At noon the survivor's parade will begin at the Bank of America building. Firefighters from across the state will escort breast cancer survivors and survivors of childhood cancers. Honor guards, bag pipers, and new and antique fire trucks from across the state will also be invited to be a part of the parade.

Throughout the day on Saturday, there will be activities such as the fire truck pull competition; food, merchandise, and information vendor booths; and a dunking booth with politicians participating. Entertainment will be provided on the Kris Allen stage throughout the day including performances by Luke Williams at 5:30, Cory Lamb at 7:00, and Riverbilly at 8:30.

THV's Alyse Eady sat down with firefighters Mark McEntire and Billy Carter to learn more about why these tough guys are going pink. Click on the THVideo!

(Source: Conway Fire Department)


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