White House goes `pink` for breast cancer

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Washington: The White House became the `Pink House` in a visible show of support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The presidential mansion was bathed in a rosy hue by coloured spotlights for one night only yesterday, drawing a crowd of tourists, as soon as dusk fell.

October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year, by public service groups, medical professionals and government agencies that combine to promote awareness of the disease.

The American Cancer Society says about 207,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women will be diagnosed this year and nearly 40,000 women will die from the disease.

PTI