Pink Bridge Volunteers

By: Brooke Thacker
By: Brooke Thacker

Huntington's pink bridge got a few more coats of paint on Sunday. The man behind the brush says it was meant to be a statement for breast cancer awareness, while others think it’s all a publicity stunt.

We met up with Jason one week ago when he started painting Huntington's 12th street bridge pink. He didn't finish the project, but he made it known he was coming out on Sunday and looking for volunteers.

When Jason Samson came out to finish his project, others came out too. Some came to show support, and some to show their disapproval.

The pink bridge has received plenty of publicity. When we met up with Jason, two volunteers came to help.

John Queen is honoring his mother's life.

“She died of cancer five years ago, and today would have been her birthday,” said Queen.

Some suspect everything Jason is doing is all a publicity stunt. They think it’s his "15 minutes" of fame.

Jason is determined to get out his message, but those against the bridge are just as determined. He received permission from Mayor David Felinton to paint the bridge, but some feel that brings up a whole other set of problems. They question whether the mayor should have approved the project. That's why an emergency council meeting was called this past week.

On Monday, on our 5:30 edition, Tim Irr takes an in-depth look at the controversy and what happens next.


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