7th annual Pink Arrow Project kicks off

The official T-shirt for the 2014 Lowell Pink Arrow Project. (July 29, 2014)

LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) – The City of Lowell kicked off the 7th annual Pink Arrow Project with its Pink Arrow Community Day on Tuesday.

The project was started by head coach Noel Dean as a football game during which players wear pink jerseys to help raise money to fight cancer. It has since grown to include volleyball and soccer games.

“We have had the support of this community from the beginning,” volunteer Teresa Beachem said. “We support families that are walking any type of cancer journey. It’s not just breast cancer, even though we do play in pink. We support all families with any type of cancer.”

In the first six years, Pink Arrow Project has raised over $1 million and opened a Gilda’s House in Lowell.

During Tuesday’s event, the annual T-shirts for the Pink Arrow football game were unveiled. And the Quiver 5K run was set to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

On Aug. 12, the project will hold its first city Pinknic.

All proceeds from the Pink Arrow Project go to help families in the area who are affected by cancer.

For more information on all of the events, you can go to the Pink Arrow Project website.

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