FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The campuses of Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals were turned pink on Wednesday.
Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer on Wednesday placed 150-200 pink ribbons throughout each health center’s campus during its “Turn the Town Pink” campaign. Turn the Town Pink is an annual effort to raise awareness and funds to help combat breast cancer through research.
Wednesday’s dissemination of pink ribbons was only the beginning of the campaign. A ceremony to recognize the 2016 campaign will happen Friday on the plaza at Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne.
The placing of pink ribbons adorned with the names of honorees throughout the city is just one of multiple activities leading up to the 23rd annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic, June 3-6. The third edition of the Three Rivers Running Company’s Pink Ribbon Run will take place on the Lutheran Hospital campus Saturday, May 14, with proceeds from the four-mile run and two-mile walk given to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.