The famed residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, that is normally white in color, was turned pink last night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few photos of the (normally) White House bathed in pink light as a reminder to all that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in the US:
In Washington Tuesday night, First Lady Laura Bush flipped a switch which bathed the White House in pink light, a reminder that it’s national breast cancer month. “We’re showing our support of breast cancer awareness and research in a historic way. In recognition of the mothers, daughters, sisters and wives who struggle with this disease, we’re lighting the White House in pink which is the color of the cause. May our lights tonight shine as beacons around the world a signal of the United States commitment to saving lives for breast cancer.” Mrs. Bush then pressed the switch turning the White House pink.
I suppose it would be apropos to exclaim Pink is the new White House but I think it is vastly more important to remember the significance of recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve learned time and time again that early detection of this deadly disease can save lives. The more women who are aware of the benefits of early detection, the more lives that can be saved. Thankfully, no one that I know personally has been affected by this disease and I hope that that remains the case. For more information on early detection, head on over to NBCAM.org for all kinds of information on Breast Cancer Awareness.