Health Care

Deputies Drive Pink Cruiser for Breast Cancer Awareness

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Don’t be surprised if you see a pink police cruiser patrolling Mahoning County roads. And if you want to check it out and add your signature to the special cruiser, be sure to attend the Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic Sunday at Youngstown State University.

The cruiser was unveiled Friday at Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown, which donated all the paint, decals and many man-hours needed to transform the vehicle owned by the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jerry Greene says the cruiser will appear at various functions iwhere the public will be given the opportunity to make a donation and sign the cruiser in support of breast cancer awareness. All donations will go to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, he adds.

Its first public appearance coincides with the 19th annual cheer and dance exhibition sponsored by the Zeta Tau Alpha Youngstown Alumnae Chapter. Performances begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Beeghly Center on the YSU campus. Nationwide, the sorority has raised more than $1 million to support breast cancer awareness.

Greene noted that without Greenwood Chevrolet and “their very talented employees, none of this would be possible.”

The pink cruiser “is Greenwood Chevrolet’s way of continuing our community support for the Abdu Center and the many [breast cancer] survivors,” said Greg Greenwood, owner of the dealership. “We are honored to partner with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office for this great cause and help raise awareness as well as funds to perpetuate their mission.”

Pictured at top: Sheriff Jerry Greene, Greg Greenwood and William Jobe from the dealership, breast cancer survivor Laura Castellano and the dealership’s Anthony Fusillo.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.