Tulsa Transit Goes Pink
COLORFUL BUS: Turn Tulsa Pink Director Judi Grove, front, and volunteers stand in front of Tulsa Transit’s pink bus that recently began bearing the organization’s logo. Turn Tulsa Pink supports men, women and children fighting their battle against cancer and began in 2011.
Tulsa Transit recently began showing its support even more for Turn Tulsa Pink and the nonprofit organization’s mission by displaying the organization’s logo on the side of its large, pink bus. Tulsans can now be reminded daily of the many community charities that provide services and support to those affected by cancer.
Long before Judi Grove, director of Turn Tulsa Pink, knew about the bus, people who follow the nonprofit’s Facebook page were posting pictures of the bus on the streets. “I had no idea they had done this, but I feel it is so wonderful that not only are we the only city in America with four different pink emergency vehicles, but now to have a city bus support us is overwhelming,” says Grove.
Turn Tulsa Pink supports men, women and children fighting their battle against cancer. The nonprofit began in 2011 as a dream of Grove.
Soon after, she was named the Best Success Story by two local publications and raised nearly $50,000 to support 10 local cancer charities that help women and children.
In 2012, Grove received the Tulsey award for Civic Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur of the Year award. During that year, the organization raised more than $99,000 for local charities and, through its annual Putting Pink Golf Tournament, provided college scholarships for four area students.