The mission of the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona is to provide education and treatment resources for uninsured cancer patients and families in the state of Arizona. The Foundation is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization whose object is to bring together coalitions of corporations, community and service organizations and private citizens in developing resources for cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment options for our medically underserved population. Our board strives to maintain the highest degree of accountability, ethics and professionalism in our work.
Spyderco is very proud to support Guardians of the Ribbon/Pink Heals Tour and the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” programs by donating a portion of the sales of our pink-handled knives. Founded in 2007 by retired firefighter Dave Graybill, this amazing charity focuses on providing direct care to women battling all forms of cancer. The Pink Heals Movement, best known for its fleet of pink fire trucks and police cars, tours the U.S. visiting women and children cancer patients, determining their most critical needs, and coordinating local resources to meet those needs. Pink Heals also recruits the support of tax-based services and community leaders to ensure continued support of women battling cancer by the donations staying local to the community it was raised in. Most importantly, Pink Heals applies 100% of all the donations they receive to direct care for the women it serves, providing immediate, tangible support to those who need it most. All the charity’s operating expenses are paid for by sales of pink shirts bearing their organizational logo. These shirts are also the foundation of the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign—a national campaign intended to increase the focus on women as one of the world’s most precious resources. Spyderco is honored to support the Guardians of the Ribbon/Pink Heals Tour and the women it serves.
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A gentleman by the name of Dave Graybill may be contacting you in the upcoming days inquiring about hotel rooms in your area. Dave is the founder and leader of a non-profit group called Pink Fire Trucks and will be on his next leg of his nationwide tour in the Washington and Oregon area. We recently hosted him and his volunteers at our hotel over this past few days and had the opportunity to experience his passion and dedication to support the women in our communities; Dave is an inspiration to us all. If you have availability at your hotel and are able to support his cause by providing a few complimentary or associate discounted rooms it would be greatly appreciated and would support this great organization. If you are not able to host but know of another facility that may be able to offer rooms, please email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for any assistance that you are able to provide!