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White House Shaded Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The White House is lit up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Rex Features via AP Images)

By    |   Sunday, 01 October 2017 07:06 PM

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, First Lady Melania Trump announced that the White House will become pink on Sunday evening, The Hill reported.

"During October, we raise awareness and encourage people to take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer," the first lady said in a statement. "I encourage all women to talk to their healthcare providers about mammograms and other methods of early detection and what can be done to reduce that risk."

The tradition of making the White House pink was started by former President George W. Bush in 2008 and continued during former President Barack Obama’s administration, according to The Washington Examiner.

President Donald Trump stated that the "memories of our loved ones, and their courage in the face of suffering, drive us to find a cure."

However, the Examiner pointed out that his 2018 budget request released in May cuts $1 billion from The National Cancer Institute compared to its allocation in 2017.

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, First Lady Melania Trump announced that the White House will become pink on Sunday evening, The Hill reported."During October, we raise awareness and encourage people to take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer," the first...
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