STEDMAN, North Carolina (WTVD) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are honoring it in different forms and fashions. In Stedman, fire officials are painting hydrants pink.
It’s a sight you don’t normally see. The standard red fire hydrant is now pink.
— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) October 17, 2017
“I think it’s to try to get awareness out. Not just for breast cancer, but all cancer,” said Stedman Fire Chief Justin Nobles. “It’s been very overwhelming. We’ve had a lot of people stop and take pictures.”
On Tuesday, Stedman residents watched in awe as another fire hydrant was painted pink. The second one was at Leslie Campbell’s request.
“I lost my grandmother when I was in high school to breast cancer that spread to the liver,” Campbell said. “I’ve had other family members who have beat it.”
It’s personal for Campbell and plenty of others in the community. Stedman fire officials are also selling shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month hoping to make a difference.