Pool bubble turns pink for breast cancer awareness
Brittany Davenport News Herald
Lenoir City turns pool pink
Pink has been a popular color in East Tennessee this October. People are using it in many different ways to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
City employees in Lenoir City used the color to create a message that's more than 100 feet long to show support to a colleague that was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"When she came down with cancer this year it was really touchy for us," said Lenoir City Parks and Recreation Director Steve Harrelson.
Maggie Hunt, a chief deputy clerk for Lenoir City, learned she had breast cancer in March. Instead of thinking outside the box, the city's parks and recreation department thought outside the bubble.
Pink covers were placed over the lights inside the bubble that covers the Lenoir City Pool during Fall and Winter. The white bubble turns pink when the lights are turned on at night.
"It just made me cry," Hunt explained. "You just tear up when you think of people helping you like now. It just means a lot to everybody. Not just myself, but to everybody fighting the same battle I am."
A group called Maggie's Militia was formed to support Hunt. The members will run in this year's Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. Maggie's Militia will be taking donations at Lenoir City High School Friday night to sponsor their run. The team will also be collecting donations during a free swim day on Saturday at the Lenoir City Pool.