White House goes pink for breast cancer
One side of US president’s official residence lit up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The White House is lit pink to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Washington last night. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
The White House became the Pink House for one night only last night, when the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the president’s official residence was lit up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The anchor at the Naval Observatory, where the vice president’s residence is located, was also lit pink.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said more than 230,000 women would be diagnosed with breast cancer in the US this year, and thousands would die from the disease.