'Geaux Pink' partnership leads 22-truck caravan across Baton Rouge for breast cancer

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POSTED: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 8:03pm

Mary Bird Perkins and the Super Chevy Dealers were stopping traffic Friday, but for a good reason. 

"Something that would be a little spectacular in our line," chimed in President of the Super Chevy Dealer Group, Mark Carline.

Not 1, not 2, but 22 white Silverado trucks, donned in pink ribbons of course, made their way from Baker to Burbank. They donated $5,000 to an organization who says it will be a big help.

President and CEO of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Todd Stevens, says "those dollars will pay for the 2 mobile medical clinics that we use, the physician services that we provide for those screenings that are all free, lab tests, and services, and the navigation staff..."

For All Star Cheverolet's Mark Carline, it's a personal mission too.

"My mom had part of this, so it's a great thing to do. If you can contribute to the community the way we're trying to do here, it makes us all feel good."

They say it is a way to raise awareness and be the buzzer to end the battle against breast cancer.

Stevens said, "In the years that I've been involved with cancer care, each and everyone of them have influenced me, because I've seen through them, the progression of... this fight against cancer and that we're winning it."

Carline simply said,  "Geaux pink or go home!"

Mary Bird Perkins staff stressed the importance of early detection. For more information on obtaining free screenings, visit marybird.org

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