Published: Oct 06, 2013 11:05 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 06, 2013 1:58 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- You can join the Downtown River District for several special events as the Pink Heals Tour rolls into the City of Fort Myers. The event includes a block party, pink fire engines and firefighters dressed in pink bunker gear to honor and support healthy women and the ones in their fight against all types of cancer.

The City of Fort Myers Fire Department, the City of Cape Coral Fire Department, the River District Alliance, Lee County EMS, along with other area public safety professionals in Lee County, will join forces and celebrate women with a pink 5k in the morning and a pink parade and pink block party in the evening. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope Hospice of Fort Myers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida and will stay in our community to help with bills, co-pays and other general financial help for women and families that may be struggling in their fight against cancer.

You can find more information at http://www.thepinktoberfest.com.

The Pink Heals Tour is led by a group of firefighters that travel the country every year to spread the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign. The non-profit mission is to provide a national support for women across the country by wearing the color pink.