Tallahassee Prepares To "Paint The Town Pink"

Aloft Hotel
Posted at 1:30 AM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 07:33:29-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Tallahassee will be painted pink during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Thursday, October 2, 2014 many local businesses and community groups will show their support for the annual "Paint the Town Pink" campaign. To get involved is easy. Just wear your pink and show it off proudly.

Tallahassee Police Department is joining the effort with two newly repainted pink patrol cruisers.

"Each month we try to do a different organization to get their message out, like breast cancer awareness walk will be at Cascades Park at 1 p.m. October 19," said  Officer Mike Scadone with Tallahassee Police Department. "Anything that we can do to make people aware of the different organizations to help them out in their fight, we're there for them."

Many businesses are finding ways to paint their buildings pink. This includes several downtown Tallahassee businesses like Aloft Hotel.

The hotel in downtown Tallahassee is painting its windows pink for the cause. A local artist, Karen Mercer, started the paint job Tuesday, which she says will be complete by tomorrow.

The general manager of the hotel, Jonathan Brashier, says the business is doing its part in bringing awareness to the community.

"Just to continue to try to do our part to help increase awareness in these important events like paint the town pink," said Brashier. "I mean our hotel sits on one of the most prominent corners in downtown, and we have all that street frontage outside, and we thought what a great thing to do with those blank windows."