The White House was turned pink on Thursday.
According to a blog post on Whitehouse.gov, the White House was lit up with pink lights to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions of families that are affected by the disease. The entrance to the Naval Observatory was also lit up pink on Thursday. The blog went on to talk about how breast cancer is relevant to everyone and that anyone can help fight the disease. It also mentioned that under the Affordable Care Act, preventive care such as well-women visits and mammograms are free to woman. Obamacare has also made it so that insurance companies can longer charge more for insurance because someone is a woman or has a pre-existing conditions, which includes breast cancer.
Jay Carney, a White House spokesman, said that more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and that thousands will die from the disease, reports The Washington Post.
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