A local bridge is going pink this weekend. 

The Royal Park Bridge, or "middle bridge" as it's known, will be illuminated in pink Friday night in honor of the upcoming Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure.

The lighting marks the start of two weeks of events focused on breast cancer awareness and benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

The bridge, which links Palm Beach to West Palm Beach at Okeechobee Boulevard, will remain lit up in pink each night until the race on Saturday, January 25th. 

It's free for the public to show up Friday night, just before 6 p.m. to watch the illumination ceremony.  The Mayors of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach will be there.

You can simply show up at the foot of the middle bridge in West Palm Beach and park in the First Baptist church lot on Flagler just south of the bridge.

There will be free chicken tenders from PDQ restaurant, as its CEO Tim Gannon is co-chair of the "Perfect Pink Party Gala" on Saturday night at Mar-a-Lago.  Tim is also sponsoring a performance by Jackie Evancho, the 13-year old prodigy Opera-style singer who took second place on "America's Got Talent" in 2010.

Tickets are still available for the Gala, which will feature appearances by Susan G. Komen Founder Nancy G.Brinker, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Donald Trump and other dignitaries and a Venetian theme.

There will be several amazing Live Auction items up for grabs at the Gala.

For tickets can call 561-307-8000 or email dross@komen.org.

Tim Gannon is also a co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and gives us some interesting stories about how it was started and how he created the "Bloomin' Onion". 

Tim is involved with the bridge lighting and Gala, partly because of his connection to the Brinker family.

Click Here for more information on the bridge lighting.

Click Here for more information on the Perfect Pink Party Gala.

Photo: Susan G. Komen for the Cure