Friday, August 6, 2010

What’s with the pink RV?

August 6th, 2010, 4:00 am by Jan Norman, small-business columnist

Irvine accountant Wayne Pinnell isn’t the kind of guy you’d expect to see drive around Orange County in a 40-foot, pink recreational vehicle.  But he does several times a week.

Haskell & White's Race for the Cure RV

It’s one of the ways Pinnell, who is managing partner at the Irvine accounting firm of Haskell & White LLP, is promoting the Komen Race for the Cure in Orange County, which this year will be Sept. 26 in Newport Beach.

He’s a “pink tie guy,” a group of men who are selected to advocate for the organization’s mission and extend support in the business community. Also, cancer hits close to the Haskell & White family, he says.

Five people in the firm, including founding partner Steve Haskell, have been diagnosed with cancer. Four have died.

As Pinnell and his colleagues discussed ways to promote the race, he volunteered his personal 40-foot recreational vehicle to be a water stop at the race. One thing led to another and he was having the RV vinyl-wrapped half in pink for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Orange County and half in tan with Haskell & White’s logo.

It’s introduction was Huntington Beach’s Independence Day race. Read the rest of this entry »

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