CHISHOLM – An organization focused on spreading love and hope and hugs to women and children battling cancer is making a stop in Chisholm.
Pink Heals will be at the Chisholm Fire Hall, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, and welcome women and children who are fighting cancer or are cancer survivors, or are facing any other type of illness, to sign their trademark pink ambulance.
Brian Tribley, president of the Pink Heals chapter from Sauk Valley of Rock Falls, Ill. said his group is planning on spending the majority of the day in Chisholm.
During their stay, they have a special home visit planned to Aiden Brusacoram-Wald, a child from Chisholm who is undergoing treatments for Leukemia. They are also planning on visiting some nursing homes in our area.
When Tribley read about Brusacoram-Wald online, he said it inspired him to arrange a visit. “In this case, we are going to be in the Duluth area, and it was online that we saw this little boy who was struggling,” Tribley said.
Normally, about 95 percent of requests come through social media.
Chisholm Fire Chief Bob Brown on Monday said when he received the call from Tribley on Saturday, he was quite surprised.
“I had no prior information on the program,” said Brown, who since learned there is not a chapter in our region.
The Pink Heals organization started 12 years ago in the U.S. The Sauk Valley chapter was started in 2017.
Pink Heals is a program that partners with Public Safety, local businesses and families to bring a community together, according to its website. “It is a program that provides home visits to show individuals that they are loved, cherished and important to others.”
Sauk Valley Chapter of Pink Heals visits about 60 towns per year.
Normally the Sauk Valley Chapter travel is limited to about 100 miles or so, but is now reaching out to other communities to offer its love and support, while sharing its mission.
“Maybe someone will have a vision to start a chapter,” Tribley said.
For more information on Pink Heals, you can contact them at 1-815-441-8736.