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Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from October 1, in support of Breast Cancer Month. From the Old Municipal Building in Whangarei to the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, 21 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. In Christchurch, tourists and locals will get a pink triple whammy, with Christchurch Airport and Airways Tower glowing pink, along with Canterbury Museum in the city centre.

“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 9-10) 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
Kotuitui Whitinga (Footbridge)1st-31st October
AucklandSky Tower1st-31st October
HamiltonSKYCITY1st-31st October
Bridge Street Bridge1st-31st October
RotoruaCity Focus1st-31st October
GisborneGisborne Clock Tower1st-31st October
Guardian Tairāwhiti Sculpture1st-31st October
HastingsClock Tower1st-31st October
New PlymouthClock Tower1st-31st October
Palmerston NorthClock Tower1st-31st October
Regent on Broadway1st-31st October
NelsonTrafalgar Street Bridge1st-31st October
Nelson Cathedral1st-31st October
ChristchurchCanterbury Museum1st-31st October
Christchurch Airport and Airways Tower1st-31st October
DunedinDunedin Regent Theatre1st-31st October
Toitu, Otago Settlers Museum1st-31st October

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