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Released: 9/1/2011 

Ben Franklin Bridge Honors Several Causes In September

For most of the month of September the Ben Franklin Bridge will be arrayed in blue and green lighting to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  The special bridge lighting will be September 1 & 2, 6-10, 12-20, 22 & 23 and 26-30.

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “The DRPA is joining with the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation and the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to remind people   of the importance of regular medical checkups.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, 21,990 new cases of ovarian cancer will be reported in the United States in 2011.  An estimated 15.460 women are expected to die from the disease.

On September 3-5 the bridge will shine in the patriotic colors of Red, White and Blue in Honor of Labor Day.  The patriotic colors will also be displayed on September 11, the 10th Anniversary of 9-11.

On September 21 the bridge will be arrayed in purple to observe Alzheimer’s Awareness Day.

On September 24 & 25 the bridge will go orange to support the annual MS 150 Bike Ride which begins and ends at the PATCO Woodcrest Station in Cherry Hill.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO and owns the RiverLink Ferry.


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