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Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge turns pink

(Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier) (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier)

The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge crossing the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau will turn pink for the month of October.

Felecia Blanton with Saint Francis Medical Center says the bridge is turning pink for Pink Up Cape to promote early detection of breast cancer.

Ron Cotner with Cotner Electric says Saint Francis Medical Center donated the materials and Cotner Electric donates the time and equipment to install pink gels on the lights of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It will be pink until the end of the month.

Cotner says it takes five employees a day and a half to install the gels and one day to remove the gels.

Cotner says his company does it for a good cause.

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