October 14th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
11 years ago

White House Dispatch: the color pink

11:15 a.m. - The White House will look a little different Thursday evening after the North Portico is lit in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The change in lighting will happen at 6:30pm eastern time according Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, who made the announcement on Twitter.

This is not the first time the White House has served as a point of commemoration. Both the Bush and Obama administrations placed large red ribbons on the North Portico to mark World AIDS Day, and the fountain on the North Lawn has been turned green in the past in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

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  1. Kim

    Thank you Mr. President for bringing awareness to an important cause.

    October 14, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. La Piovra

    Rush Limbaugh has already announced that fighting breast cancer is a feminazi plot, and true patriotim demands that we let them all die.

    October 14, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Orlando

    Obama is doing a good thing that has nothing to do with politiics! Has alot of non partisan support because its a humane thing to do! And i love how some of these right wing fanatics are gonna bash Obama for this. They hate him NO MATTER WHAT! They simplyy want him to fail!

    October 14, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |