Taxi Company Helps Raise Funds For Cancer

Yellow Cab Taxi of Coos Bay is again battling cancer during the month of October. The annual “Pink Rides” campaign is happening from now through October 31st and is focused to raise money to help local women facing a battle with breast cancer through the organization, “Girls Fight Like Girls”. To help accomplish this effort, Yellow Cab Taxi has decked out one of its cabs with pink doors and a pink hood to help raise awareness of the fundraiser. To make this year’s campaign a success, Yellow Cab needs individual and corporate sponsors to help reach this goal.

During this annual month-long fundraiser, every ride in the pink taxi earns a dollar that is being donated by Yellow Cab Taxi. Call 541-267-3111 to book a ride to and from work, home, school, sporting events, or your favorite watering hole. You can also schedule a business courier delivery, get lunch delivered to your home or office from your favorite restaurant, have Yellow Cab Taxi pick up and deliver your pharmacy prescriptions, groceries, liquor, or anything you can think of, and one dollar will be donated from your cab fare to the “Pink Rides ~ Cancer Fundraiser,” which Yellow Cab Taxi will then match. Just ask for the ‘Pink Ride’ when you book your ride or delivery!

Last October, Yellow Cab Taxi raised enough money to send 2 children to Camp Millennium in Roseburg for children fighting cancer. This year, Yellow Cab Taxi is looking to make an even bigger impact and is looking for individual and corporate sponsors to help contribute as little as 10 cents per ride for the Pink Taxi’s monthly trips. The average number of rides for the month is only 1200 for the Pink Taxi Cab, so at 10 cents per ride the total contribution would be approximately $120, but any amount can be contributed.

Every year, Yellow Cab Taxi takes on cancer as one of the company’s contributions to our community. “Due to the toll that we’ve seen cancer takes on our friends, family and customers in the community, we’ve made this one of the missions for our company; to help raise awareness of how cancer effects everyone’s lives.” says owner Dick Leshley of Yellow Cab Taxi. “The business sponsors who step up to contribute this year are crucial to this effort. We will make sure to share with the community about those upstanding businesses who contribute!”

Find out more by calling Yellow Cab Taxi at 541-267-3111 & schedule a Pink Ride & help fight breast cancer! Book on-line at, and be sure and follow our progress on Facebook!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.