The National 2011 Pink Heals Tour comes to the Historic Georgetown Square on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. A parade will be going from the old Fire Station on Main Street, around the Square, to the Williamson County Courthouse at 710 S. Main Street. A program on the east side of the Courthouse will include presentations, music, signing of pink fire trucks, and a group photo with women who are cancer survivors. The Master of Ceremonies and times for the tour stop will be announced at a later date.
The Pink Heals Tour stop aims to raise money and awareness for women affected by cancer and is sponsored by the Georgetown Fire Department and the Georgetown Association of Professional Firefighters. Firefighters and fire trucks from Austin, Cedar Park, Florence, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, and Weir were also in the parade and at the tour stop. The pink fire trucks were part of the Guardians of the Ribbon national tour. The Georgetown Fire Department Pipes and Drums Band will be performing at this years tour stop. Also, there will be several local health care, cancer support, and nonprofit organizations that will have booths set up on Main St.
During the program, the 2011 Inspiring Hope Award will also be given during the program. Last year Lynn Guziec, assistant professor of chemistry at Southwestern University, received the 2010 Inspiring Hope award. The honor is presented by the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas, a local nonprofit that provides information and support to women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Guziec was selected by BCRC to receive the award because of her work in designing and synthesizing new anti-cancer compounds.