- Associated Press - Thursday, October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is becoming the “Pink House” in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

President Barack Obama announced via Twitter that the building will be bathed in pink light Thursday, just for one night.

The American Cancer Society says there are roughly 40,000 breast cancer deaths each year in the U.S.

Obama signed a proclamation at the beginning of the month designating October for breast cancer awareness. Last October, the Obamas hung a large pink ribbon on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House.

The main entrance to Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory also will be lit in pink Thursday night.



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