Bergen County Chapter
Founder of Pink Heals
The Pink Heals Program was conceived and founded by Dave Graybill, a retired firefighter and former professional athlete. A loving father of two healthy children who selflessly spent his inheritance to golf across America to raise money for sick children. A visionary man who has made it his philanthropic mission to change the manner in which our country fund raises from one that focuses on causes and ribbons to one that focuses on the human element again and keeps monies raised in a community within that community to benefit its people. The Pink Heals Program has evolved from a single fire truck driven by a single fire fighter (Dave Graybill) to over 150 trucks in 3 countries driven by hundreds of volunteers on a mission to keep fund raising local to support the communities themselves. What started out as a mission that focused on a single disease has evolved into a Program that can heal all things. Dave’s visionary leadership has turned the trucks around and Pink Heals is the vehicle that this country is using to drive home much needed support for a wide range of community based initiatives.
Our non-profit's mission is to ease the burdens and lightens the spirits of those effected by all types of cancer. The national “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” days are October 25th, 26th, and 27th. We would like to have every community adopt the resolution and wear pink on these days to show the women in the community they have the love and support of everyone around them.
Pink heals are a group of firefighters, police officers and EMS workers in the community; our purpose is to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer. We support all types of cancer relief efforts and focus on women as a whole in whatever type of cancer they battle.
Why pink, this is a movement started to celebrate women by wearing her color and then helping them locally with their battle against cancer, but we also support men and children that have been touched by cancer. The pink vehicles serve as a memorial for those lost in the battle against the disease, and as an inspiration to those still fighting. The vehicles can be signed by a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost their battle with the disease. They enable us to aid a community holding a fundraiser and generate proceeds that will stay in that community to help with bills, co-pays; research and/or general financial help for families that may be struggling.