Pink Out Marble Falls
Pink Out Marble Falls was formed on a vision to paint the entire town PINK to show support for out community members that have cancer, have had cancer, or have a loved one that has been affected by cancer. It is our mission for the community to know we are all here to support those in need.
The fire service as a whole picked up the color pink years ago for the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In keeping with part of that tradition, Marble Falls Fire Rescue starts to wears pink the week of Pink Out (usually the last week in September and for the entire month of October. However, Pink Out is NOT just about Breast Cancer it is an awareness of ALL types of cancer. It is our goal to focus on those community members that have been affected by cancer no matter what type.
So what is Pink Out?
Pink Out is a huge community involvement almost block party for Marble Falls. We start early Thursday morning pinking out the town. Then we meet in Downtown Marble Falls for a community block party filled with pink, fun activities for all ages, and tons of cancer awareness information. On Friday, we drive around town and make special visits to members in our community that have been affected by cancer. It is full lights and sirens as we escort the Crossroads Guardians of Hope around town.
This years line up is better than ever!! First Responder Olympics, Live music street dance, a cake walk, water props for the kids, Pink Out Your Business, the caregivers network, Baylor Scott & White Health booth, and much much more. 2021 Pink Out T-shirts were designed by Marble Falls Graphics. Link will be coming soon. All proceeds this year will benefit a local non-profit, Operation Heroes Unite, facebook.com/operationheroesunite and Firefighters Cancer Support Network, firefightercancersupport.org. Both of these are near and dear to our Heart. One of our own is currently battling cancer and has had a tremendous amount of support from the firefighters support network. They assist firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing badge to badge support, training and guidance. Haley Beatty (Operation Heros Unite) has been a supporter of Pink Out Marble Falls since we started. Through her struggles, her mom Megan found support in a group of strangers. She has now created Operation Heroes Unite. They provide birthday parties for children with cancer.