Pink White House greets visitors on Thursday
Pink White House: President Barack Obama announced via Twitter earlier in the day that the building will be bathed in pink light Thursday, for breast cancer awareness.
WASHINGTON — The White House became the "Pink House" Thursday night for breast cancer awareness.
Obama signed a proclamation at the beginning of the month designating October as National Breast Cancer 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.