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Pink Fire Trucks Coming To Sioux Falls

July 29, 2014, 8:00 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Pink Fire Trucks Coming To Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most common cancer in women and each year millions of people are diagnosed. Dr. Josie Alpers, a radiologist at Avera, says the best way to stay one step ahead of cancer is by getting annual mammograms.

"We'd like to have all women over 40 get a mammogram as a screening precaution at its earliest most treatable stage," Alpers said.

Alpers says South Dakota does a good job at treating the cancer, but her hopes are to see more women in the state get more mammograms. 

"We are ranked 27th in the nation for women getting screening mammograms every year," Alpers said.

It’s events like the pink fire trucks coming to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Headquarters that will raise awareness. The pink fire trucks are on a national tour with the “Guardians of the Ribbons,” the tour is called “The Pink Heals National Tour.”

"It's fun to do, and it brings another twist to the fire service to say we aren't just here for the emergency services, but were here for other issues people have in their daily lives," Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras said.

Even though the pink fire trucks will make for a fun afternoon, Dr. Alpers says it's for a good cause.

"Anytime you can get women to encourage each other to take their health seriously and to get screening that can save their lives is a good idea," Dr. Alpers said. 

There will be games for kids, survivors can sign the trucks, and a balloon release at noon. The pink fire trucks will be in Baltic Wednesday.

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