Thursday night, the White House was bathed in pink light for breast cancer awareness.
In the beginning of October, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating October as National Breast Care Awareness Month. Last October, the Obamas hung a large pink ribbon on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House.
The American Cancer Society says there are roughly 40,000 breast cancer deaths each year in the U.S. The main entrance to Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory also was to be lit in pink Thursday night.