ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Over 100 people in southwest Michigan put on some pink and walked along the beaches to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The 2nd annual "Beach Stroll" in St. Joseph stepped off Saturday in front of the Silver Beach Carousel. One of the highlights of this year's event was "Izzy" the pink fire truck, sponsored by the Clay Fire Station in South Bend. Survivors signed the truck and left inspiring messages. The truck is covered from end to end with names.
33-year old Melanie Kinney added her name to the wheel of the truck. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. She and several friends and family participated in Saturday's Beach Stroll to help increase awareness about the disease.
The proceeds from the Beach Stroll go to the Susan G. Komen of Southwest Michigan affiliate. Last year, the affiliate helped fund 1,800 mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women and men.
The Beach Stroll is just one of several events planned in southwest Michigan for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
There's a "Little Black Dress" night out and a golf outing.
For all the details, go to "Paint our Town Pink" on Facebook.