LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — In the spirit of breast cancer awareness month, family and friends are supporting those in treatment, celebrating survivors and honoring those who have lost their lives to the disease.
The YWCA hosted its 6th annual Light Up Riehle Plaza Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Hundreds of people packed the area for the presentation which included one woman sharing her breast cancer story,
Pink lights are now lit on the pedestrian bridge and new this year, the dome of the courthouse is illuminated with pink lights.
Amber Thurman said it's an empowering event.
"There is hope and you are not alone," said YWCA's women's cancer porgram director Thurman. "I just really encourage people in the community to reach out to friends and family members and just ask when was the last time you had that mammogram. It could be that one little conversation that encourages them to pick up the phone and call."
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers installed the lights on the pedestrian bridge.