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Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

30 September 2016

Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from tomorrow, October 1, as part of the Global Illumination project to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Month – and this year, several new monuments have signed on to go pink.

Newcomers include the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Town Hall and The Civic
Theatre, Rotorua Museum, the Fanfare sculpture in Christchurch, and Queenstown’s SkyCity Wharf Casino. The new sites join regular participants nationwide, from the Old Municipal Building in Whangarei to the several sites in Christchurch. All up, 23 local landmarks will join more than 200 other iconic or historic structures around the world as part of Global Illumination, an initiative established by Estee Lauder Companies in 2000.

Auckland’s Sky Tower will be the most visible pink icon, due to its prominence on the Auckland skyline. New NZBCF ambassador, radio host Lorna Subritzky, will switch on the light. The Sky Tower will be lit from October 1 through to the Pink Ribbon Appeal on October 14 and 15. Whangarei, Auckland and Christchurch each have four monuments lit up, guaranteeing a pink view far and wide.

“Global Illumination reminds people of the significance of Breast Cancer Month and the battle to reduce the impact of the disease on New Zealand families,” said Van Henderson chief executive of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. “We’re very grateful to all the councils and building owners who have agreed to light up pink. Their commitment will keep help raise awareness of all the fundraising activities going on in October.”

Funds raised through the NZBCF’s Pink Ribbon Street Appeal (October 14-15) and through community fundraising events around the country will go toward research into new targeted treatments, life-saving awareness and education programmes, and support for women going through breast cancer.

For a complete list of illuminations in New Zealand, see the table below.

CITYLANDMARKDATES OF ILLUMINATION
WhangareiTe Matau a Pohe (Lifting bridge)1st-31st October
Victoria Canopy (Bridge)1st-31st October
Old Municipal Building1st-31st October
Waiarohia Walking Bridge1st-31st October
AucklandSky Tower1st-15th October
The Civic Theatre1st-31st October
Auckland Town Hall1st-31st October
Auckland Art Gallery1st-31st October
HamiltonSKYCITY1st-31st October
Bridge Street Bridge1st-31st October
RotoruaRotorua Museum1st-31st October
TaupoHilton Lake Taupo1st-31st October
HastingsClock Tower1st-31st October
New PlymouthClock Tower1st-31st October
Palmerston NorthClock Tower1st October
WellingtonMichael Fowler Centre14th-15th October
NelsonTrafalgar Street Bridge1st-31st October
Nelson Cathedral1st-31st October
ChristchurchCanterbury Museum1st-31st October
Christchurch Airport and Airways Tower1st-31st October
Fanfare sculpture1st-2nd and 14th-15th October
QueenstownSKYCITY Wharf Casino1st-31st October

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