Pakistan goes pink to save breast cancer victims
Monday saw Faisal Mosque go pink in solidarity with the breast cancer patients and survivors. It was done as part of the awareness and solidarity campaign that is being observed all over the world.
Breast Cancer among Pakistani Women
Pink Ribbon and CDA collaborated to increase awareness among people about breast cancer and its early detection. In addition to lighting up the Faisal Mosque in pink, CDA commemorating the month of October as PINKtober.
An event was also organized in the lawn of Faisal Mosque where people were briefed about various symptoms of this disease and how timely detection benefits the patients.
This is not the first time that a public building has gone pink. In the start of October, Parliament House in Islamabad also lit in pink to draw attention towards breast cancer which causes 40,000 deaths every year and more than 90,000 are diagnosed with it.
Over 40,000 die of breast cancer every year in Pakistan
Government of Pakistan and Pink Ribbon also collaborated last year for the same purpose. Mazar-i-Quaid was illuminated in pink lights to show that Pakistan stands with the victims.
Other historical buildings that make the cut in this global campaign are Minar-e-Pakistan and Wapda House Lahore.
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