Look Out for the Pink Police Car around Central Illinois

RANTOUL--A pink police car will soon be making it's way across Central Illinois to give back to women in need, just like the three-time cancer survivor it's named after.

Holley Brooks had no idea what was waiting behind the fire truck parked outside Rantoul Township High School Tuesday afternoon.

"I didn't know what to think," said Brooks, a freshman at the school. "When they called my name, it was kind of crazy."

Because when the truck pulled away, a pink police car was revealed with Brook's name all over it.

"We as a group of board [members] on Pink Heals decided that as hard as she's fought and as strong as she's stayed and a positive role model for all the kids that she's been around she deserved this," said Michael Yates, a public relations officer for the local group.

Pink Heals is a national organization that launched a Central Illinois chapter to brighten the lives of women struggling through an illness. Something Brooks, a three-time cancer survivor, knows all about.

"Chemo is rough, and surgeries and all that," said Brooks. "But the people have been wonderful to me and do things for me, so I feel that since I've been through that, I have to do things for other people."

Now, other people going through what she's gone through Will see her name every time the pink car visits a community.

"We get the local fire departments involved, and the local police departments. And local businesses to donate products and services," said Yates. "And you know, donations come in so that we can give monetary donations to those families that need it."

"It's just crazy to think that it will be everywhere," said Brooks. "It's just pretty exciting."

The pink police car will make it's first visit to Peoria on May 5th.
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