CHICO, Calif. - The Pull for a Cure Chico Family Fun Day and Car Show takes place in the parking lot of the Chico Mall on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
It's free to the public and supports the American Cancer Society in its efforts to promote Breast Cancer Research, Awareness and Support.
The day of the event, teams of 10 will compete to pull a 44,000-pound fire truck 30 feet. Each team must raise at least $500.
There will also be a car show organized by one of the Real Men Wear Pink Ambassadors, Bob Fitzgerald of Concours Elite Collision Center in Chico. Fitzgerald told Linda Watkins-Bennett on Action News Now at Noon that his father had a breast removed because of breast cancer, and lived until he was 86 years old.
The American Cancer Society estimates 252,710 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from the disease. In Butte County, there are 176 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and 23 died.
There is still room for more teams to join the Pull for a Cure Family Fun Day event. The day will also include kids booths and food trucks and the "Big Purple Chair."
Meanwhile, 20 Community Leaders have committed to be Real Men Wear Pink Ambassadors. That means they'll wear pink in October, Register online and promote themselves to raise at least $2,500 each.
You can find out more by calling Matthew Foor at (530) 566-7538 or you can CLICK HERE.