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Vanguard Safety Wear donates $1,000 to Sauk Valley Pink Heals chapter

Pink Heals provides home visits to those fighting cancer or other diseases with the help and support from local law enforcement, fire departments and EMS


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AMBOY, IL –Vanguard Safety Wear, a company that was created to improve the design and performance of firefighting and extrication gloves, recently gave back to one local organization. In late 2023, Vanguard Safety Wear sold pink Vanguard Safety Wear sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats to its customers with a portion of the sales directly benefiting breast cancer patients. In December, Vanguard Safety Wear presented a $1,000 donation to the Sauk Valley Pink Heals Chapter, a non-profit that provides home visits to those fighting cancer or other diseases with the help and support from local law enforcement, fire departments and EMS.

“Vanguard Safety Wear is passionate about giving back to our local community, especially patients who are battling cancer,” said Vanguard Safety Wear President Andy Shapiro. “Our donation to Pink Heals will help support cancer patients in need and help bring awareness to the program. It’s the least we can do for those who are fighting their biggest battle.

Pink Heals Sauk Valley Chapter provides a pathway for giving that drives funding solutions to individuals and communities in need. The organization provides home visits, free of charge, to women with cancer or other diseases. Women are presented with a gift basket from the community and they have the opportunity to take photos with the Pink Heals pink fire truck and sign their name on the truck.

“We’re honored to give back to the community and to the fire service. Brian and Elizabeth Tribley from the Sauk Valley Pink Heals Chapter are the embodiment of helping others in Illinois and we’re glad we can support their mission,” concluded Andy.

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After years of using products that could not withstand the torture handed out by today’s fire service professionals while also providing top level performance, three leaders in the fire service industry set out on a mission to advance the particularly challenging hand protection category. Combining with a street level urban firefighter, a textile/apparel veteran and an experienced fire service equipment distributor; Vanguard Safety Wear was born to bring to the field the continuous improvement of firefighting and extrication gloves. The Vanguard Safety Wear team combines all the crucial expertise needed to design/develop, field test, produce and ultimately improve personal protective equipment in order to provide unparalleled products for the demanding tasks of firefighting and rescue services.