Neighbors in Action: Pink Arrow Pride

Sep 2, 2015

Our Neighbors in Action this week features Pink Arrow Pride, an event in Lowell that raises money to support cancer patients. 

Lowell turns pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research during their annual "Pink Arrow Pride" event.
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Every Wednesday here on Current State, Neighbors in Action talks with people working together to improve the lives of others in their communities. Today...we hear how a football team and a town turn pink each fall to support people with cancer.

The Pink Arrow Pride project started eight years ago in the West Michigan town of Lowell.  The idea came from the coach of the Lowell High School football team, the Red Arrows. In its first year, the project raised enough money to start a local chapter of Gilda’s Club, the cancer support center founded by the family of comedian Gilda Radner after she died of cancer. It’s only grown since then.

Current State’s Melissa Benmark talked to Pink Arrow Volunteer Teresa Beachum about the project.