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Roosevelt bridge in Stuart goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted at 6:44 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 16:33:45-04

STUART, Fla. -- Support for breast cancer awareness now spans one of the longest bridges on the Treasure Coast.

The Martin County Sheriff’s office and the Stuart Police Department placed pink lenses over all 64 lights at the base of the Roosevelt Bridge.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for Stuart Police Chief David Dyess, this mission is personal.

His wife is a breast cancer survivor.

“Everybody sees this and either they’re already aware of it and they comment on it or the ask questions as to, 'Why is the bridge pink?'  So it’s an opportunity to spread awareness and the message of how important it is for women to get checked," Chief Dyess said.

The lenses that had been used for years, were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.

A donation from the Stuart Jet Center allowed for their replacement.

The effort was organized by the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Martin County.