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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to turn pink this breast cancer awareness month

Previously, the White House, the Tokyo Tower, Palácio do Planalto — the official workplace of Brazilian President have turned pink to show support for breast cancer awareness.

burj khalifa, breast cancer, breast cancer awarness month, burj khalifa pink, breast cancer activities 2016, indian express, indian express news Burj Khalifa is being lit pink this month to raise awareness about breast cancer. (Source: Gulf News/Facebook)

Breast cancer is known to be the most common form of cancer in women worldwide. According to the Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, after lung cancer. October 1-31 marks the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A variety of events and activities including walks, marathons and pink illumination of landmark buildings are known to be

A variety of events and activities including walks, marathons and pink illumination of landmark buildings are known to be organised around the world. This October, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai — world’s tallest tower will reportedly shine in pink, in order to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

Reportedly, Emaar properties — Dubai’s real estate development company – has stated that visitors to the landmark building are invited to wear pink and show their support to the cause. The lights were to be turned on, on October 13 and for the next two days. They will remain on on the same days in the coming weeks of the month.

In addition, one Emirati dirham (0.27 USD) of all the sales in October 2016, in the tower’s shops, October sales in the shops of the tower, which has become a tourist attraction since opening in 2010, will go towards the Al-Jalila Foundation.

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Previously, the White House, the Tokyo Tower, Palácio do Planalto — the official workplace of Brazilian President have turned pink to show support for breast cancer awareness.

 

First published on: 14-10-2016 at 13:00 IST
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