French Field to Tackle Cancer with GSI’s Pink Cart Program

Rent a pink trash cart for cancer awareness month! 

October is here! Gallegos Sanitation Inc. (GSI) is kicking off the month with donating pink trash carts to French Field, beginning October 4, 2019. As part of their Think Pink Program, a program that literally provides pink services to customers who want to show their support for cancer awareness. Attendees at French Field will notice the carts during the entire football season.

How to get Involved with the Think Pink Program for Residents or Businesses

The Think Pink Program includes bright pink 35-, 65- and 95-gallon trash carts, pink roll-off containers and pink portable toilets.

For those who want to make a difference with their trash, for just forty dollars, local residents can rent a pink cart and trash cancer with GSI. Half of this initial enrollment fee benefits the customer’s choice of one of two local organizations: Hope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center or UCHealth Cancer Center. Gallegos Sanitation then matches those funds! In subsequent years, the renewal fee is just $25

with $20 benefiting the above organizations. 10% of the Pink portable restroom rentals, roll-off and dumpster rentals benefits the organizations.

“About 1 in 7 women in Colorado will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. We wanted to create a program that would support local organizations and reduce the personal impact

s on real people in our community,” said Kari Gallegos-Doering, Special Projects Coordinator for GSI. “Through our Think Pink Program, we hope raise awareness while raising money and we want to encourage our residential customers to trade in their teal carts for pink carts to show their support for all types of cancer!”

Lydia Dody, a breast cancer survivor, offers women in Northern Colorado complete post-diagnosis support and care through her organization: Hope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center. Dody’s mission is to offer support and strength to breast cancer fighters by providing Care, Guidance & Education. For more information visit http://www.hopelives.org/.

The UCHealth Cancer Center supports patients in every aspect of their care, including helping them navigate the financial hurdles that accompany their diagnosis. The Oncology Patient and Family Support Fund, administered by the PVH and MCR Foundation, supports cancer patients to cover treatment expenses and resources to return to normal life. For more information visit https://www.uchealth.org/.

“Together, we can make a difference in our community. Let’s all Think Pink and Trash Cancer together,” said Gallegos-Doering.

For more information and to request pink trash cart services for the Think Pink & Trash Cancer Program, call 970.484.5556 or visit https://gsiwaste.com/community/think-pink/.