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VINTON – Randy Trefz supported The Pink Heals of Eastern Iowa since its very beginning of its travels to communities to bring comfort and support to survivors and friends and family members of those lost to cancer.

A while back, Trefz told Diana Bramow, one of the organizers of the Pink Heals of Eastern Iowa, that now he had to sign her truck. Trefz was himself fighting cancer. That was to have happened Saturday morning at a rally beginning at the Ron-Da-Voo and swinging around the county.

“He didn’t get to sign the truck,” Bramow said Saturday morning.

Trefz passed away six days earlier.

Bramow invited his widow, Doris, to sign the truck for him.

Also signing the truck in Vinton was Cheryl Cook, who has her own battle with cancer.

The fire truck and police car traveled through Keystone, LaPorte City, Rowley, Shellsburg and Vinton.

Roughly 12 more signatures added, and more people asked about the chapter.