When Chris Bonanno learned that his sister had breast cancer, he knew he wanted to do something to show his support.
According to The New York Times
, Bonanno came up with the idea of turning the lights on the George Washington Bridge pink. Luckily, Bonnano is one of 10 electricians who works on the bridge, but he began to research the best possible way of taking on the project.
The Port Authority of New York and New jersey approved the idea over the summer. Bonnano even asked his daughters which lights were pinkest, and after they gave their approval, he worked with his fellow electricians to transform the 156-lights on the bridge into a beacon of hope. They donned pink hard hats, some adorned with bows, all to help show what this cause means to them.
The bridge will remain lit in pink for the remainder of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the American Cancer Society, there are more then 2.5 million breast cancer survivors currently living in the U.S. today.